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Freedom From War (Woman & Child), 2021
Compressed charcoal, conté, chalk and collage on FT newspaper
Signed in pencil
21 x 29 cm (8 x 11 in)
Denning was born in Somerset, England, in October 1965. Prior to his commercial success in art he worked full-time on top of his painting at weekends and at night. He had a series of jobs, working as a roofer, general labourer, shop assistant, and pathology lab worker. He applied to study at several art colleges during the 1980s but was refused entry. He does not always work to set motifs, but sometimes makes paintings and drawings from observation and photographic reference. He has stated that his work has been significantly informed by the subject of war "When I was about 11 or 12 I came to France with my parents and they took me to the war cemetery at Verdun. It was the most significant thing that ever happened to me." Beginning in 1992, Denning has exhibited across Britain. His first solo show with Red Propeller Gallery featured paintings connected to the 9/11 terrorist attack. Although created at the time of this atrocity, Denning delayed its exhibition. The show was completely sold out. In February 2008, he sold two works in Bonhams Urban Art auction.
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