Alison Turnbull

Alison Turnbull (b. 1956, Bogotá, lives and works in London) works primarily in painting and drawing, often transforming ready-made information - such as plans, diagrams and charts - into abstract paintings. The found source material is reimagined and made vivid through colour and through the intensity of the worked picture surface. She is presently working on paintings that derive from a composite astronomical image created by data from the Hubble Space Telescope.Works on paper include editioned prints and an ongoing series of drawings – the Drawing Tables – made on stationery and printed papers of all kinds, displayed horizontally in long vitrines. She has also realised several major architectural commissions in London and elsewhere, using a wide range of materials.

Works

Alison Turnbull, If Mimicry Minded, Matt’s Gallery, London, 2018. Installation view by Jonathan Basset.
Alison Turnbull, Open, 2018. Installation view of If Mimicry Minded, Matt’s Gallery, London, 2018 by Jonathan Bassett.
Alison Turnbull, If Mimicry Minded, Matt’s Gallery, London, 2018. Installation view by Jonathan Bassett.
Alison Turnbull, Out of Line, Saicoro, Tokyo, 2020. Installation view by Kazuhiro Shiraishi.
Alison Turnbull, Out of Line, Saicoro, Tokyo, 2020. Installation view by Kazuhiro Shiraishi.
Alison Turnbull, Out of Line, Saicoro, Tokyo, 2020. Installation view by Kazuhiro Shiraishi.
Alison Turnbull, London, 2018.
Alison Turnbull, Tokyo I, 2019.
Alison Turnbull, Game Killed, 2016.
From narrow provinces, Cample Line, Nithsdale, 2019.
From narrow provinces, Cample Line, Nithsdale, 2019.
Alison Turnbull, Beijing, 2016.
Alison Turnbull, London XX, 2016.
31 Women, Breese Little, London, 2017.
Alison Turnbull, Orto Botanico, 2011.
Compression, Ormston House, Limerick.
Alison Turnbull, Hubble, 2015.
Alison Turnbull, A Garden of Numbers, 2015.
Alison Turnbull, Like a Secret Spring in a Well-ordered Machine, Shandy Hall, North Yorkshire, 2014.
Alison Turnbull, Hubble 4154, 2014.
Alison Turnbull, Marbled Page (detail), 2014.
Alison Turnbull, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, 2013. Installation view by Peter White.
Alison Turnbull, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, 2013. Installation view by Peter White.
Alison Turnbull, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, 2013.
Alison Turnbull, Einstein’s Tower, 2013.
Alison Turnbull, Duke Street Colour Chart, commissioned by Modus Operandi for Great Portland Estates, 2013.
Alison Turnbull, Duke Street Colour Chart, commissioned by Modus Operandi for Great Portland Estates, 2013.
Alison Turnbull, Duke Street Colour Chart, commissioned by Modus Operandi for Great Portland Estates, 2013.
Universal Fragments: Conversations with Trevor Shearer, Large Glass, London, 2013. Installation view by Alex Delfanne.
Alison Turnbull, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, 2012.
Alison Turnbull, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, 2012.
Alison Turnbull, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, 2012.
Alison Turnbull and Rupert Ackroyd, Green Oak Aqua Modern, The Russian Club, 2011
Alison Turnbull, Observatory, Matt’s Gallery, London, 2010.
Alison Turnbull, Observatory, Matt’s Gallery, London, 2010.
Alison Turnbull, Sea the Stars, 2010. Installation view, Observatory, Matt’s Gallery, London, 2010.
Alison Turnbull, Observatory, Matt’s Gallery, London, 2010.
Alison Turnbull, Moon Sample, 2007.
Alison Turnbull, studio with working drawings, (displayed both on the wall or horizontally in long vitrines), 2015
Alison Turnbull, Darwin's Canopy, The Natural History Museum, 2008.
Alison Turnbull, Vitis vinifera L., installation view by John Riddy, Vine Street, London, 2008.
Alison Turnbull, Vitis vinifera L., installation view by John Riddy, Vine Street, London, 2008.
Alison Turnbull, Hospital, Matt’s Gallery, London, 2003.
Alison Turnbull, Hospital, Matt’s Gallery, London, 2003.
Alison Turnbull, Hospital, Leyden, 2002.
Alison Turnbull, Hospital, Calcutta (Eden), 2003.
Alison Turnbull, Hospital, New York, 2003.
Alison Turnbull, If Mimicry Minded, Matt’s Gallery, London, 2018. Installation view by Jonathan Basset.

Alison Turnbull, If Mimicry Minded, Matt’s Gallery, London, 2018. Installation view by Jonathan Basset.

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