David Batchelor is an artist and writer based in London. He was born in Dundee, Scotland, in 1955. He studied Fine Art at Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham (1975-78), and Cultural Theory at Birmingham University (1978-80). Batchelor has been concerned with the experience of colour within a modern urban environment, and with historical conceptions of colour within Western culture. His work comprises sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, photography and animation. He has exhibited widely in the UK, continental Europe, the Americas and, more recently, the Middle East and Asia. Batchelor has also written a number of books and essays on colour theory, including Chromophobia (2000) that is now available in ten languages. More recent he published The Luminous and the Grey (2014) and edited Colour (2008), an anthology of writings on colour from 1850 to the present.