David
David Storey, 2011

 

Threadneedle Prize finalist David Storey is a Cumbrian-born figurative painter. His psychologically charged paintings are about memory. Half-remembered people and places emerge from complex layers of texture and colour applied to the canvas using rags, palette knives and fingers, as well as brushes.

David studied art and design at Hornsey Art College (now Middlesex University) before embarking on a successful career as a record cover artist. He was subsequently inspired to focus on painting after attending a summer school at The Slade School of Art. Since then his work has featured in numerous exhibitions both at home and abroad.

• Article by Richard Unwin
• Art Collective interview
• Watch the film 'Heart and Soul'
• Watch the Youtube film 'Paintings'
• Paintings for sale at Panter and Hall, London
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• Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott's new album 'What Have We Become' with art by David Storey

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ARTIST'S STATEMENT
"In many ways my paintings are concerned with an exploration of memory and feature figures and faces glimpsed or half-remembered – 'forgotten ancestors' recovered from my own personal well of subconscious material.

Wherever possible I paint using my fingers, palette knives and rags instead of brushes, I achieve a much more expressive result and find I can create a fuller range of tones, colours, textures and lines working this way."

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CV

Personal:
Born: 1954, Workington, Cumbria
Status: Married, one son, one step-daughter

Education:
1996 Slade School of Art, Summer School
1973 - 76 Middlesex University, BA honours degree, art & design
1972 - 73 Hornsey Art College, Foundation Course
1967 - 72 St. Bees School, Cumbria

Professional Experience:
1995 - present: Artist.
1986 - 94 Artist/designer, The Bureaux
1987 - 90 Visiting lecturer Central St. Martins, London
1983 - 85 Art Director, Chrysalis Records and 2-Tone Records
1979 - 82 Designer, Chrysalis Records and 2-Tone Records
1977 - 79 Designer, Rocket Records

Selected Shows:
2014 AAF, Hamburg
2014 Art Southampton, New York
2014 Solo show, Thomas and Paul Contemporary, London
2014 AAF, Battersea
2013 AAF, Hamburg
2013 'Prelude' at Thomas and Paul Contemporary, London
2013 Affordable Art Fair, London
2013 Finalist, Saatchi Art 'Showdown'
2012 Finalist, Threadneedle Prize Mall Galleries, London
2012 Finalist, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
2012 Saatchi Art exhibition '100 CURATORS 100 DAYS'
2011 Cultivate, Vyner Street Gallery
2011 Fern Felix, Glasgow
2011 ArtBeat Festival, Woburn
2010 The Coningsby Gallery, London
2008 Lautieri Moores Open, The Gallery in Cork Street
2005 Encounters, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
2003 Sussex Open, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
1999 Icons of Pop, National Portrait Gallery, London

Collections:
Work owned by private collectors in several countries around the world including: France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Australia and the USA.

TV
2011 BBC2 arts programme 'Show Me the Monet'

Articles

Article by Richard Unwin (2014)
Interview, The Art Collective (2013)

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