✨ DAVID BURROWS

David Burrows is an artist and writer who works across an array of mediums such as painting, video and installation. Taking influence from concepts of the new in sacred, mass and avant-garde cultures Burrows creates scenes of metaphoric potential.

David is known for works that combine a variety of techniques and forms to address the production of fiction as a transformative process, including colorful layered cut card collages. The works explore notions of impermanence and immanence, and often describe disorientate landscapes occasionally interweaved with elements of familiarity. Simultaneously representing the unfamiliar and the familiar David subtly addresses concerns of violence, destruction, crisis and disorientation as structural elements in popular, mass, avant-garde and utopian cultures.

David studied at Goldsmiths College, London, and is Head of Undergraduate Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Fine Art. He was selected for Becks Futures at the ICA, London in 2001 and received a Paul Hamlyn Visual Artists Award in 2003.

Exhibitions include ‘Birmingham Show’ at #EastsideProjects curated by #RuthClaxton and #GavinWade (2015); and ‘In outer space there is no painting and sculpture’ at #Summerhall Edinburgh (2014). Published writing includes ‘An art scene as big as the Ritz: the logics of scenes in the book Deleuze & Contemporary Art, Edinburgh University Press (2010), The Chymical Wedding: Masochism and Performance, Angelaki (2010 with Simon O’Sullivan) and ‘Readymades, Lavender Mist and Mirror Travel’ in the book Deleuze, Guattari and the Production of the New, Continuum (2009).

Projects at IMT Gallery include the solo exhibitions ‘What the frog’s eyes no longer tell the frog’s brain’ at #IMTGallery (2017) and ‘Night is also a Sun’ (2012) and the film screening of Pimpz and Hookerz as part of ‘Obliteration Device’ curated by #DavidBurrows (2014). For other collaborative projects see #PlastiqueFantastique.

David lives and works in London.

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Installation view of ‘In outer space there is no painting or sculpture’ at Summerhall, Edinburgh, 2014


Installation view of ‘Have you ever seen an atom? We are travelling in a mouse’s brain’ at Summerhall, Edinburgh, 2014


Installation view of ‘Have you ever seen an atom? Act of Terrorism’ at Summerhall, Edinburgh, 2014


Installation view of ‘Have you ever scene an atom? Open the door…’ at Summerhall, Edinburgh, 2014

 

Cyber spell loop cabbage computer turtle frog2017
Paper, card, cork, acrylic varnish and acrylic paint
39 × 39 cm
Unique

 

David Burrows, Cyber spell loop cabbage admin piggy bank, 2017kopie

Cyber spell loop cabbage admin piggy bank, 2017
Paper, card, cork, acrylic varnish and acrylic paint
39 × 39 cm
Unique

 

Stencil Life is Short, 2017
Acrylic varnish, acrylic paint, card
80 × 100 cm
Unique

At the crossroads where binary trading meets the road to cockaigne…2017
Video 7:29 mins 16:9
Edition of 5 + 2 AP

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$20,000,000 waiting for you in a bank here in Burkino Faso, 2013
Paper, glitter, acrylic paint and acrylic varnish
50 × 50 cm
Unique

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Lucky Face Recognition Pig, 2012
Watercolour, acrylic and varnish on paper
110 × 110 cm
Unique