The event was a travesty of everything the Colony stood for, organised by people who thought they could recreate a special place.
Darren Coffield’s well-presented Tales from the Colony Room, Soho’s Lost Bohemia, memorialises an epoch in the London world of the arts that now seems very far away, even though the once-famous Colony Room closed its doors as recently as December 2008.
Darren Coffield’s new book “Tales from the Colony: the Lost Bohemia of Bacon, Belcher and Board” is an authorised history of London’s most notorious arts club.
1 May 2017
In Pursuit of Things Past is a small but significant showing of work by the artist and author, Darren Coffield. The show includes four new works from the Interspatial Paintings (jigsaw) series and four early works from 1997.
23 April 2016
The Herrick Gallery, London is currently presenting a selection of drawings by Francis Bacon and new paintings by Darren Coffield. It is stated that both artists create figuration with a twist: both manipulate the language of the human figure in art, reinterpreting the form through disturbing subversion. But there is another twist to this exhibition: […]
Darren Coffield was born in London in 1969. He studied at Goldsmiths College, Camberwell School of Art and the Slade School of Art in London where he received his Bachelor of Fine Art in 1993. He has exhibited widely in the company of many leading British artists including Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Patrick Caulfield and […]
I love the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair! Where else can you go to mix with internationally recognised artists like Sir Peter Blake, Gavin Turk, Polly Morgan, Tracey Emin, Bob and Roberta Smith, Darren Coffield, Ben Eine and Matt Collishaw and buy their original artwork for a fraction of the price that galleries charge. Most of the work has […]
Coffield Solo Show Wears Faces Upside-Down In Fitzrovia The National Print Gallery in Fitzrovia opened a solo show this week of twenty-three works by British artist Darren Coffield (aka “Darcoff”, b. 1969). The exhibition is dominated by a series of fourteen large drawings in Indian Ink (‘Face Off Heads’), as well as a handful of […]