Assembly: Art in the Bar
Dave Bain: Red Feather
Dave Bain’s illustrative works capture the energy and vitality of birds and draw on the many influences in his life, including his involvement with street art — hinted at by the drips of bright colour and boldness of line in his paintings. His detailed site-specific work for Chapter reflects his obsession with pure drawing, continuous line, vibrant colour and simple structure playfully interwoven with complex patterns.
Red Feather is an exhibition structured around a landscape of stark, bare branches — typical of our British winter — with glimpses of robins scattered throughout to bring some welcome colour. Striking, mischievous, and sometimes surprising, Bain’s paintings capture the cautious glances and sudden movement of these feathered festive icons.
Dave Bain graduated from Falmouth College of Arts in 2006, and now lives and works in Bristol. His work has appeared in various illustration annuals, zines and books as well as being sought after for commercial briefs and private commissions. He has worked for a wide range of clients, including Nokia, NSPCC , Clarks, Children in Need, BBC and BFI . He has been commissioned to draw live at events from underground club nights to public-sector planning meetings.
Recent exhibitions include: Flight, The Glass Room, Colston Hall, Bristol; Deep Into The Woods, Start Gallery, Bristol (both 2011); Grotesques, Antlers Gallery, Bristol; Play — Inkygoodness, East Gallery, London and Decked 2, Coningsby Gallery, London (all 2010).