David Batchelor

Staff details

Position Professor in Fine Art
Department Art
Email d.batchelor (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7671

For thirty years Batchelor has been concerned with our experience of colour within the modern urban environment, and with historical conceptions of colour within Western culture. His work comprises sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, photography and animation. He has exhibited widely in the UK, continental Europe, the Americas and, more recently, the Middle East and Asia. Batchelor has also written a number of books and essays on colour theory, including Chromophobia (2000).

Publications and research outputs


Batchelor, David. 2023. I-Cons and Ex-Cons. In: "I-Cons and Ex-Cons", Kestle Barton, Cornwall, United Kingdom, 25 March - 11 June 2023.

Batchelor, David. 2022. Colour Is. In: "Colour Is", Compton Verney, United Kingdom, 25 June - 2 October 2022.

Batchelor, David. 2021. Light: Works from Tate's Collection. In: "Light: Works from Tate's Collection", Museum of Art Pudong, Shanghai, China, 2021-2024.

Batchelor, David. 2019. My Own Private Bauhaus. In: "My Own Private Bauhaus", Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 24 July - 28 September 2019.

Batchelor, David. 2019. David Batchelor and Alfredo Volpi. In: "David Batchelor and Alfredo Volpi", Casa Leme, Sao Paolo, Brazil, 24 April - 29 May 2019.

Batchelor, David. 2018. Colour Is. In: "Colour Is", Margaret Lawrence Gallery, University of Melbourne, Australia, 27 July - 25 August 2018.

Batchelor, David. 2018. Psychogeometry 2. In: "Psychogeometry 2", Site Eight, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 9 - 24 May 2018.

Batchelor, David. 2017. Sixty Minute Spectrum. In: "Sixty Minute Spectrum", Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom, 22 November 2017 – 25 March 2018.

Batchelor, David. 2014. Monochrome Archive 1997-2015. In: "Monochrome Archive", Whitechapel Gallery, United Kingdom.

Art Object

Batchelor, David. 2018. Richard of York Gave Battle In Vain.

Batchelor, David. 2018. Homage to Doctor Mirabilis.

Batchelor, David. 2013. Flatlands.


Batchelor, David. 2022. Concretos. London: Anomie Publishing. ISBN 9781910221389

Batchelor, David. 2014. The Luminous and the Grey. London: Reaktion Books. ISBN 9781780232805

Batchelor, David. 2000. Chromophobia. London: Reaktion Books. ISBN 9781861890740

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