Disco Mechanique (2008), Candela (2006) and Magic Hour (2004-8) (pictured above) represent Batchelor’s ‘3D’ work, a line of practice aesthetically dissimilar to his work shown in Between poles and tides. With these works Batchelor’s affinity to colour is displayed not through studio made artworks, but instead, found and re-purposed objects. By placing the artificial, fluorescent and plastic colours of the found objects against the grey permanence of their surroundings, Batchelor is further highlighting the objects acidic, chemical character.
Photographs © Ruth Clark. Courtesy The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, 2013