Omeras Factory, Germany (03:40)
Ian Davenport watches his panels for the Western Bridge undergo firing. Every year, a million people will see the installation. Davenport has become more interested in color.
Technical Process (02:38)
An artist mixes enamel with oil and thins it with water. Using a syringe, Davenport pours the paint in a precise line. After a couple of days, the panels are fired in the furnace.
Davenport's Background (04:28)
Davenport discusses his education, growing interest in using paint as a subject, and working in varying scales. Works examined include "Electric Fan Painting No. 5," "Paint Pot," and "Ellipse Painting."
"Black Painting" Series (03:13)
Gravity forms the shapes in "Untitled: Matt Black, Gloss Black, Satin Black." Davenport discusses how long it took to technically simplify the idea. Works examined include "Poured Painting: Black, Blue, Black," "Poured Painting: Green, Grey Blue, Green," and "Poured Painting: Blue, Black, Blue"
"Untitled Circle Painting: 6 Various Blues" (05:04)
Pancakes are the inspiration for the artwork. Davenport describes creating a dialogue with gravity. Warwick University and Southwark city invite the artist to paint a commission.
Warwick University (02:31)
Architects will allow Davenport to create a work anywhere on the campus. The artist likes to explore the relationship between control and chance.
"Poured Lines: Southwark Street" (03:41)
The art piece is larger than the Sistine Chapel; beauty is arbitrary. Artists explore the world visually and become frustrated when pigeon-holed in a specific genre.
Credits: Ian Davenport (00:42)
Credits: Ian Davenport
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