Augusta Stylianou Gallery
Enrico David (born 1966, Ancona, Italy) is an artist based in London. He works in drawing, sculpture and installation, usually involving adaptions of traditional craft techniques. He makes large scale embroidered portraits using sewn canvases, which begin as drawings and collages from fashion magazines. He often uses silhouettes of black with shockingly bright areas of colour and pattern. In 2005 David produced a major piece of work Chicken Man Gong for Tate Britain's Art Now series; the piece functioned both as public art and ritualistic instrument.
In 2007 he had a solo show at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.
David studied Fine Art at Central St. Martins in London.
He has shown work internationally in many exhibitions including the 2003 Venice Biennale, “Hard Candy” at Galerie Wieland in Berlin, “Monuments to the USA”, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco and “The Best Book About Pessimism I Ever Read” at Kunstverein, Braunschweig.
His Absuction Cardigan 2009 installation was shortlisted for the Turner Prize.
1. ^ "Enrico David's Biography and Exhibitions". The Saatchi Gallery. http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artists/enrico_david_biography.htm. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
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