Dalton’s paintings have a melancholic humour that questions their seriousness and intentions.His seemingly offhand approach denies any superficial finesse to reveal a love of awkward imagery, polluted colours and scruffy surfaces. An anxious contradiction is on show, with the work being self conscious of what it is, its possible failings, yet disregarding any angst by replacing it with a certain nonchalance and arrogance. The paintings have an adolescent quality about them, vulnerable, embarrassed and yet full of bravado.
Image: © Gordon Dalton. Does Anyone Get This Right