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Robert Orchardson

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About the edition

Robert Orchardson returned to Dundee Contemporary Arts for a residency in the Print Studio after visiting Chandigarh in India. Chandigarh was envisaged as a celebration of India’s independence.  A city of the future designed according to Le Corbusier’s vision of a rigorous modular system based on proportional ideals.  However today many of the buildings are crumbling and have fallen into disrepair.  Orchardson is fascinated by the resulting contrast between modernity and decay; between movement and stasis.  His work explores the surfaces, textures and underlying structures of Le Corbusier’s vision for Chandigarh, reconfiguring these to become something new. 

Year 2015
Edition of 10
Media Photopolymer print with chine collé on somerset satin white (300gsm) paper
Dimensions 60 x 49.5cm
Signature Signed, numbered and dated by artist

Introducing Robert Orchardson

Robert Orchardson (born Glasgow, 1976) lives and works in London. He studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, and at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He has exhibited widely and solo exhibitions include News from Nowhere, the Changing Room Gallery, Stirling, 2002, Symmetriad, Galerie Ben Kauffman, Munich, 2004, Beyond, Monitor Gallery, Rome, 2005, Perfect Vacuum, Wilkinson Gallery, London, 2005; Endless Facade, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 2011 and Aperture, NOW Gallery, London, 2015.