Through engaging with such writings as A Rebours by Huysmans, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and photographic writings by Roland Barthes it is inevitable that David’s work is concerned with memory, aging, self representation, caricatures and process. These literary inspirations lead to a practice involving both comedy and tragedy alike, the work playing on the sentimentality of looking back into a historically ambiguous time approaching a fairytale image.
David’s visual presentation of these themes falls into no single category as his thought processes are represented through unfixed photographs, torch drawings, video, installations and performances. This multi-disciplinary approach allows for methods being directly affected by subconscious, experiences, musical and filmic references and a slippage of fantasy into reality.
Since 1999 David has been living and working in Birmingham, shown internationally and exhibited alongside artists including Richard Billingham, Wendy Mayer, Paul Newman, George Shaw and Gillian Wearing.