Born on the Scouse side of the world, David ran the gamut of educational institutions, from state school to boarding school, eventually graduating from Edinburgh University in Architectural History and History of Art. His primary mediums are Printmaking and Painting, however Davids interests are wide ranging and include Graphic Design, Architecture, Design and Music. Achievements include winning the highly thought of Young Jewish Artist of the Year Award and later the Young Achievers Award from Bank Leumi at the prestigious Ben Uri Museum in London. He has exhibited at numerous group shows including at the Bargate Memorial Gallery, Bearspace Gallery and the Mall Galleries, a residency at the Ben Uri Museum and solo shows at Beyond the Valley and UNT BCN.
Davids themes are usually derived from three main sources, reflecting his three main interests – Religion, Popular Culture and Literature. His works are usually a collage of both style and philosophy, using all three strands to project a moral or philosophical viewpoint. Whilst visually arresting and seductive, the meanings are often ambiguous and left for the viewer to decipher, a game of artist/audience cat and mouse in which the picture gives enough information to intrigue but not enough to obtrusively assault, leaving no room for viewer interpretation. Ideally the work should be lived with and release its meaning slowly, changing its reading as the viewer changes. Davids work usually has an icon or symbol which stands for a larger concept/theme/philosophy and often alludes to the Universal via the Particular.
Re-occurring themes include the notions of Self -Destruction, more specifically of obsession and unchecked desire, and that the agency of that obsession will be the agency of demise, and Simultaneous Mutual Opposites e.g. Good and Evil, the Universal and the Particular, and how these contradictions can co – habit the same philosophical space. Recently David has become interested in the related notion of what he has termed Auto – Redundancy. Inspired by a visit to the National Gallery, where in a 17th century statue he saw piece of wood sculpted to look like a stick. Struck by this absurdity David is currently working on similarly redundant objects, insinuating notions of Jobian cosmic unaccountability and contemporary obsession.
David is available for commission and collaboration.