A. Richard Allen
Keeler & Tornero
Theatre of Dolls
Darren Coffield was born in London 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 artists including Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Patrick Caulfield and Gilbert and George. He work has been shown at venues ranging from the Courtauld Institute and Somerset House to the Voloshin Museum, Crimea.
In 2003 his controversial portrait of Ivan Massow, former chairman of the ICA in full fox hunting costume was exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Portraits of George Galloway and Molly Parkin followed, and most recently a depiction of former Miners Union Leader Arthur Scargill made entirel of coal dust.