David Ballesteros Richards Artist artworks for sale
Artist: David Ballesteros Richards
Live in: London, Forest Gate, United Kingdom
Artworks for sale: 8.00
David Ballesteros Richards Artist Bio:
David Ballesteros Richards is an east London, UK artist who is of a mixed race ethnicity and of a working class background, both underlying factors, which have a great influence towards his style of work. Other artists that have helped mould David's style throughout his career include Max Beckmann, William Hogarth and Chris Ofili. Prior to David's BA (Hons) in Illustration at the University of Westminster in 2008, he studied a Foundation Diploma with The University of Arts London at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design where he specialized and graduated in Multimedia. David's time at university was a vital experience in his art career, as it assisted in merging his personal voice with more extensive societal issues. "˜Heart of the City (No Love)' is a prominent example of this transformation. Identity politics also play a significant role in his work. The conflict of being inheritably caught between different cultures adds to Davids' exploration of oneself and his identity within chaotic London. All of Davids' works are painstakingly hand drawn and handcrafted by using the process of compressing and layering 200-300gsm card with strong PVA glue. Once the glue has hardened this then becomes a thick board where it is then carved out using a Stanley knife and then further layered to create a shallow relief effect. This technique of layering derives from his parent's poorly/working class lifestyles both in their home countries and since migrating to London, England in the 70's. Thank you.