Title: Red Gravity
Artist: David Spriggs
Date: 2021
Size: 61 x 84 x 20 cm / 24 x 33 x 8 inches
Materials: Acrylic paint on layered plexiglass, lightbox

Collection of Peter Gabriel

Photography credit: David Spriggs. Peter Gabriel i/o concert photo by York Tillyer

The artwork ‘Red Gravity’ was used for the cover of Peter Gabriel’s song ‘Panopticom’ and on stage for his concert i/o. The first song on his album i/o which marks the legendary singer’s first album of orginal material in over two decades.

“We’ve been looking at the work of many hundreds of artists,” says Gabriel, and Panopticom features the work ‘Red Gravity’ by David Spriggs. “It was the theme of surveillance that connected me with the work of David Spriggs because he’d done a piece relating to that. David does this amazing stuff using many layers of transparencies so you get these strange creations with a real intensity to them. Part of what he does is imagine what art might look like a few years in the future and then try and create accordingly and I think he’s done that very successfully in this particular piece.” Peter Gabriel, 2023