AN explosive collection of collages, prints and sculptures by the artist who created Darlington’s Brick Train go on display next month.

Mach Goes Commando runs at the DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery from Saturday, April 18 and features landscapes, seascapes and football images by David Mach.

Inspired by classic comic books, some of the pieces are made from cuttings from Commando, Shoot and Victor.

David Mach began collecting magazines some years ago, ripping them up and filing them according to different subject matter, such as explosions, seascapes, deserts and jungles.

“That was the beauty of the Commando magazines; you could go from the Sahara Desert in one story to the jungles of Borneo in the next,” he said.

“Commando books were a big part of my cultural youth. I think I was really affected by the drawing, the quality of which in all these comics and publications was really high and still is.”

The exhibition will also feature three sculptures expressing Mach’s 3D vision of a fully-charged, action-packed Commando collage.

Mach’s works include the 39 metre-long Brick Train sculpture celebrating Darlington’s railway heritage.

A Royal Academician, Mach was also nominated for the Turner prize in 1988 and is currently Professor of Inspiration and Discovery at Dundee University.

Mach goes Commando is at the DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery until Monday, July 6.

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