John Dilnot, 'Map', 2004

John Dilnot, 'Map', 2004

John Dilnot (born 1956)
'Map'
2004
Inkjet print on paper and card
Museum no. E.3177:1 to 3-2007
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London/John Dilnot

In 'Map' Dilnot targets the urban fixation with a fondly imagined rural past. In a debased form, this romantic idyll saturates mass-produced domestic ornament and packaging. Here, evocatively titled colours from paint charts are arranged as a map of Britain, loosely configured around the real places after which the colours are named.