Dunlop draws fresh attention to the overlooked and mundane while exploring themes of opulence, death, transcience, decadent excess and that most maligned and elusive quality, beauty. Undoubtedly, painting and beauty are both here to stay. Dunlop deals with these issues but he is clearly neither a slave to the past or present like the artists he admires, Ian Fairweather, Per Kirkeby, Neo Rauch, Morandi and Titian, for example.”Professor Mostyn Bramley-Moore, 2007