David Powell

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Omschrijving werk


FFWD Fashion
Titel FFWD Fashion
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Photographic documentation of the studio was printed onto wearable fabrics. For studio based artists the atelier is the purest site where works are created, once the work leaves the studio, galleries, museums effectively degrade this purity. Daniel Buren (b.1938) elaborated on this problem in his seminal essay 'The Function of the Studio' - 1971. he documentation I had been archiving eventually found it's unlikely home in the regimes of Fashion, something I would not ordinarily approach. Fashion then became another medium and the access to newer printing technologies meant that the documentation I had amassed could be put to another use. Fashion whether or not it is everyday or 'haute couture' is functional and the parallel between this and the function of the studio became an interesting possibility for me. The idea meant delegation and liaising with a designer via a printing company specializing in wearable fabrics. The designs themselves are basic, they reference the 60's mini dress, the evening dress and club/disco wear. The wearer then displays the image of the studio in it’s most elemental rawest state. The studio migrates from its original site via the language of photography, performance and sculpture into the world. A result of this is that registration of the work comes close to a kind of ‘invisible theatre’ in that the spectacle of performance is given a broader platform to activate itself on. ‘If clothing covers our mutual nakedness, then the cruelty of photography exposes it’.
Techniek Photo printed Liverpool fabric
United Nations
Titel United Nations
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving Exploring the nature of the institutional body and how language as base material can resemble or approximate the corporeal body, the patch paintings aggressively conflate language with simple repetitions, they are emblematic of institutions under a perpetual state of internal and external political pressures. Despite the seeming nihilism of the work, the use of patches appear like coping mechanisms.
Techniek acrylic, patches, applique, fabric
Formaat 120x120cm
Halfway house
Titel Halfway house
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving Signs of anger, austerity, abandonment, evil, hate crime, vandalism are grouped together in an impossible proptoype. Interior and exterior, inside and outside are in critical flux, paradoxes ensue.
Techniek mdf, paper, acrylic
Formaat 24x29x24cm
Titel Nightmare
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving An A-Z of violence and torture
Techniek video
Titel Hothead
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving 'Hothead' is a portrait of a killer, he occupies a framework of computer browsing software. His face is up close and personal, but we are at a safe distance from him.
Techniek acrylic on canvas
Formaat 29,7x21cm
Titel Paralytic
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving A painting about deviance and nocturnal goings on between animals and people.
Techniek acrylic on canvas
Formaat 200x160cm
Titel Teacups
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving When people need a nip of something to help them through their day
Techniek beercans
Shit stabbers
Titel Shit stabbers
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving Collective hate and extremist views clash and vie for attention on the exterior of an abandoned house. The backside reveals something else.
Techniek duplex, paper, acrylic, pen
Formaat 47x29x50cm
Happy hour
Titel Happy hour
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving Sculptures that play with good times and bad time, monuments to celebration and death.s
Techniek cocktail straws, various stones
Golden lady
Titel Golden lady
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving An erotic work draped and masked for another possible future.
Techniek gold fabric, red light, lamp stand, mann
Formaat 163x64x57cm

Omschrijving werk


Website www.davidpowell.nl


Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Amsterdam, De Ateliers Fine Art 1994-1996 J

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
Cardiff School of Art & Design Foundation Art 1987/1988
Slade School of Fine Art, London BA (HONS) Fine Art and Art History 1988/1992

Cursussen, workshops

Naam instituut & plaats onderwerp periode van / tot
KABK DEN HAAG Permanent Docent Undergarduate Autoom and Painting departments 2006-present

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging Fonds/Mondrian Stichting, Amsterdam
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief

Curriculum vitae


jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2017 Inside Out, Sis Josip Galerie, Den Haag SOLO
2017 Helicopter - Channa boon, Bastian Visch, David Powell GROEP
2016 Ch ch changes, Sabine Wachters Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium SOLO
2011 Sabine Wachters Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium SOLO
2009 Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands GROEP
2008 Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands GROEP
2008 abine Wachters Fine Arts, Brusses, Belgium SOLO
2004 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; MoMA, Arnheim, Netherlands GROEP
2004 Up til now, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands GROEP
1997 Solo - Propping up the bar, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands SOLO


naam plaats & land
Sabine Wachters Fine Arts Knokke, Belgium

Aankopen / werken in collecties

jaartal naam collectie plaats / land omschrijving aankoop
2016 Private collections Belgium, Holland Paintings
2012 Private collections Belgium, Holland Paintings
2011 Private collections Belgium, Holland Paintings
2010 Private collections Belgium, Holland Paintings
2009 Private collections Belgium, Germany, Holland Paintings
2008 Private collections Belgium, France, Holland Paintings
2007 Private collections Belgium, Holland Paintings
2006 Private collections Belgium, Holland Paintings
2005 Private collections Belgium, Holland Paintings
1997 Stedelijk Musem Holland Paintings, sculpture


jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2013 It is the month of may...for me Sabine Wachters Fine Arts/David Powell/Calff & Mieschke - Amsterdam Catalogue solo
2012 Present Forever 55 Contemporary Dutch Artists FATFORM, Amsterdam Zuid oost Catalogue groep
2012 Door Schildersogen/From a Painters Perspective, Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam Catalogue groep
2011 Out There Sabine Wachters Fine Arts/David Powell/Calff & Mieschke - Amsterdam Catalogue solo
2009 review Kunstbeeld, Amsterdam Kunst Magazine
2006 ‘Blue Tuesdays’ De Ateliers, 1963 - 2003, Amsterdam Catalogue groep
2005 Rudi Fuchs Acquisitions 1999-2003 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Catalogue groep

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2010 FONDS BKVB, Amsterdam Basis Stipendium
2005 FONDS, BKVB, Amsterdam Basis Stipendium

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
Docent Undergraduate Autonoom & Painting Department, KABK, DEN HAAG 2006 2013
Docent AKI (Enschede), Frank Mohr (Groningen), Academie Den Bosch, Academie Utrecht, St. Joost academie (Breda) 2003 2013
Gastdocent Berlijn (D) 1999 1999
assistent Gilbert & George 1998 2004
assistent Sarah Lucas 1998 1999
assistent Angus Fairhurst 1998 1999