The first ever painting exhibition I ever went to, where I knew the artist, a friend of my Dad. I was 7 or 8.
The Human Face of Surrealism: Paintings By David Denison
Out for a curry in Leeds one lunch with my Dad, he decided on the spur of the moment to drive round to visit Dave, in Wakefield, I think, or was he in Leeds? But we got to his house and he wasn’t there. I never did meet the guy that painted the most impressionable images that decorated the wall of the house I grew up in!
He now devotes his time to numbers and his site is pretty mind-blowing, a melange of sacred texts, numbers and colour inter-spaced with surreal imagery, his own:
‘The founder of this site is an artist David Denison, who was among one of the leading exponents of surrealism in Britain in the 70s and 80s, he believes that his art formed the stepping stones along the journey which inevitably culminated in the emergence of the website as his life’s work, therefore you will find much of his work is embodied within the fabric of the site. Also you will find that the presentation of what is an immense farm of hopefully thought provoking and mind-set altering information has a relatively artistic leaning, with dramatic use of colour as a vehicle of communication including background colour switches.’