“Most of the paintings were done after the end of a relationship. I should’ve called the exhibition ‘heartbreaker’… I escaped to the Yorkshire Dales and found solace. I thought a lot about nature; its scale and its power. How it can unify but how it can isolate, all in the blink of an eye… You don’t want to sleep in case you miss a bit…”
RedHouse Originals Gallery is delighted to announce ‘I Used To Sleep At Night’; a new exhibition by Leeds-based artist David Rusbatch. The collection will go on display in Harrogate from 24th June - 23rd July.
As well as showcasing Rusbatch’s hallmark portrait style the exhibition sees the artist venture into a new form of landscape painting. Multiple layers of oil paint, fluorescent light gels, collage and heavy gloss varnishes convene on cavernous black backgrounds, with different viewpoints and overlapping planes hinting at an almost cubist approach.
Rusbatch: “We have started to call them the ‘neo-landscape paintings’. I spent a lot of time in Malham so several pictures were directly inspired by days and nights spent up there… It was an escape, but not without an edge. When you are in the woods and dusk falls it transforms the landscape and the solace is soon replaced by fear and utter isolation…”
This is the first exhibition since 2014 show ‘Lost & Found’, which led to plaudits from the likes of Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim) and Maxi Jazz (Faithless). Rusbatch is in the fortunate position that there is now a waiting list for his paintings and it is expected that this latest installment will not disappoint his growing army of collectors and admirers.
Print Release - The Butterfly Girl
We are delighted to present 'The Butterfly Girl' - a series of a new limited editions produced exclusvely for 'I Used To Sleep At Night'. The image will be available in three colourways on canvas, with just ten of each variant produced. Prices from £250.00 framed.
We will shortly be announcing more 'Art Drops' around Harrogate to celebrate the opening of the exhibition. For those out of town and further afield, we will be launching a competition whereby you can also win exclusive exhibition artwork. Keep an eye on our social media pages for updates:
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David Rusbatch: I Used To Sleep At Night runs from 24th June - 23rd July.
Launch Party: Friday 24th June - to RSVP please contact the gallery here.