Ridinghouse in association with The Chisenhale Gallery 2008 • £14 | $35 • Hardback • 48 pp • 8 x 23 cm | 9 x 11 in • Colour illustrations • ISBN 978 1 905464 10 4
Dan Perfect's paintings are full of ambiguous forms and allusions to lost toys, dream characters, masks, animals, foliage and half-remembered places – myriad options are sifted and assembled to define a character for each work. He makes use of an eclectic set of art historical references, including Peter Lanyon's vertiginous, glider-flight inspired abstractions and Patrick Heron's late garden paintings. Perfect's work also has transatlantic strains of the graffiti-like compositions of Jean-Michel Basquiat. This catalogue was published to accompany Dan Perfetct's solo exhibitions at Chisenhale Gallery and One in the Other in London in 2008 and contains a large selection of fine colour reproductions of his recent drawings and paintings and an essay by Martin Herbert.