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02/11/2022 - 25/11/2022

Contemporary - Painting


The energy of David Tress’s pictures is supplied by the playoff between his lights and darks, his textures and surface patterns. His pictures are both abstract and realist, investigative and documentary, penetrating behind the obvious elements in his landscapes, and trying to release the true identity of the place beneath the picturesque.

This major exhibition of new paintings, which opens at David Messum's St. James's gallery on 2nd November will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with writings by the artist himself, expanding on his working practises and the importance of immersing himself in the landscape which has become the catalyst for these magnificent, powerful paintings.


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St James's 12 Bury Street, St James’s, London, SW1Y 6AB