George Dannatt (1915-2009) used collage as a medium throughout his career to explore geometric compositions, and rhythmic patterns in his artwork. Collage is a natural medium to effectively explore variations of patterns like a musical counterpoint.
This exhibition highlights George Dannatt’s explorations in collage during his artistic career. The works exhibit George’s versatility and personal style in the use of materials and abstract forms, influenced by the Newlyn School of art and more generally by lyrical abstraction in twentieth century art. The hallmarks of the artist’s style can be seen in the relationships between spatial awareness, juxtaposed forms and textures and clean lines. The result is a body of work that is characteristic of the artists personal style but which also reveals something that is more playful and exploratory.