Dale 'DvNM' Marshall: 'Wall Burner'

Dale 'DvNM' Marshall: 'Wall Burner'


Dale 'DvNM' Marshall (British, b.1974)

'Wall Burner' (2021)

  • Oil on canvas
  • 100cm x 100cm (39.3in x 39.3in)

Dale's work originally came from his experiences of a challenging environment and in his work he openly expressed his fears and explored his battles - both with himself and the world around him - under the telling moniker of Vermin his work was beginning to get recognised but was halted by being sectioned under the Mental Health Act in 1999.

Stepping out into the light as Dale DvNM Collins, Vermin still retained from his previous incarnation, Dale's spiked, awkward letterforms and harsh messages about mental illness and how it is treated subsided into the deeply beautiful textured surfaces of contemporary abstract bodies of work. The energy is still there, but it has a new-found purpose and focus.