Donald Urquhart

Shana Beth Mason
Jan 5, 2013 4:25PM

The purity of ink-and-paper illustration is experienced with a wistful melancholy courtesy of Paris-based artist Donald Urquhart. He was commissioned by Four Corners Books to illuminate the re-issue of William Makepeace Thackeray's classic Vanity Fair in 2010 and has shown work at the Saatchi Gallery, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the Second Turin Triennale, Frieze London, the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, White Columns (New York) and the ICA (London). With a sense of shameless irreverence, tinged with dark humor, Urquhart's work is a two-dimensional tug-o-war between ascension and depression. Urquhart was born in Dumfries in 1963 and is represented by Maureen Paley, London.

Shana Beth Mason
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