These 18 works from the Dream Villa series explore the transformation of the city from day to night time.
Dream Villa by Dayanita Singh, 2008
© Courtesy of the artist & Frith Street Gallery
- C-type photographic print
- Each: 46 x 46 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £58,000 ( Total: £58,000)
- Acquired in:
- Frith Street Gallery
These photographs, saturated with intense colour, present a landscape which exists as much in the artists imagination as in the real world. The empty streets, the arrangements of neon lights and the silent façades have an unsettling and at times sinister atmosphere. The streets are silent and empty but full of possibilities. The series convey a sense of the marginal aspects of a city; the unknown and forgotten spaces. They suggest the presence of people without actually portraying them. Birmingham and Walsall art galleries are working together to build up a collection exploring the metropolis and urban environment under the Art Fund International scheme. Presented by the Art Fund through Art Fund International.