David Royle
David Royle












BIOGRAPHY
Including C.V. and Exhibition Lists
 
The "Erupture" paintings
"Erupture"  2017  oil paint on linen  56 x 38 ins  142 x 96 cm
"Erupture No2"  2018  oil paint on linen  60 x 60 ins  152.5 x 152.5 cm
"Crack"  2018  oil paint on linen  45 x 36 ins  114 x 91.5 cm
"Erupture No3"  2018  oil paint on linen  40 x 40 ins  101.5 x 101.5 cm
"Erupture No4"  2018  oil paint on linen  48 x 44  122 x 112 cm 
"Boiling Blue"  2019  oil paint on linen  50 x 40 ins  127 101.5 cm
"Erupture No5"  2019  oil paint on linen  62 x 62 ins  157.5 x 157.5 cm

A WORKING NOTE:

Sometimes an image/idea takes time to develop from an apparently singular beginning into a more extended sequence of works.
Looking back, after making several "Erupture" paintings, it seems to me very likely that the painting below, made earlier in 2015, was the slow maturing seed for the paintings above, made on the "Erupture" theme.
"Magic Garden" 2015  oil paint on linen  51.5 x 72 ins  131 x 183 cm
eruption > noun an act or instance of erupting; a sudden outpouring of a particular substance from somewhere.
rupture > noun an instance of breaking or bursting suddenly and completely.
"Erupture No 6"   2019   oil paint on linen   53 x 50 ins   135 x 127 cm