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Name  Darren Coffield


Education  Goldsmiths, University of London, Camberwell College of Arts

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Darren Coffield (born 1969 in London) is a British painter.

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Biography

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Coffield studied at Goldsmiths College, Camberwell School of Art and the Slade School of Art in London, where he received his Bachelor's Degree in 1993 in Fine Arts. He has exhibited at venues ranging from the Courtauld Institute, Somerset House to the National Portrait Gallery, London.

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In the early 1990s, Coffield worked with Joshua Compston on the formation of Factual Nonsense — the centre of the emerging YBA scene. He subsequently wrote Factual Nonsense: The Art and Death of Joshua Compston, published in 2013.

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In 2003, his controversial portrait of Ivan Massow, former chairman of the ICA, in fox hunting attire, was exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Coffield has painted portraits of Molly Parkin, George Galloway, and Peter Tatchell. Coffield has painted Arthur Scargill using coal dust as a medium, and made protest art prints relating to The Battle of Orgreave.

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Coffield lives and works in London.

Work

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Many of Coffield's paintings deal with cultural and political historical references. He references early Romantic artists such as Henry Fuseli and William Blake.

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The Triumph of David (1996), for example, combined a Nicolas Poussin painting with an image of the marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer to create a new image.

In the Paradox Portraits series, Coffield inverts well known faces, in "an exploration of celebrity, identity and perception".

Published works

  • Factual Nonsense: The Art and Death of Joshua Compston, 2013
  • References

    Darren Coffield Wikipedia


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