David Somerville Artist artworks for sale
Artist: David Somerville
Live in: London, United Kingdom
Artworks for sale: 31.00
David Somerville Artist Bio:
I am a painter, sculptor, filmmaker, composer and photographer living and working in London and Somerset. My work explores figurative compositions, abstract landscapes and cityscapes, the images emerging from a vast series of sketches and, drawings. "[David Somerville] could easily be described as Basquiat for our times - occasionally employing the bravado of Picasso or the lyricism of Matisse....his strength as a colorist is immediately apparent. The stillness of the bodies in the compositions is countered by the pulsating vibrancy of his high-saturation palette". Zoe Whitley, Curator, Victoria and Albert Museum, London. I treat the urban and rural landscape as an anthology of found images so it becomes possible to regard the work as a sort of “map” of these environments. The figures are recollections or moments captured on film or in the sketch books; elements from real spaces re- ordered to fashion a hybrid situation observed and translated into paint. My work distills a moment in time or a trace of experience for the viewer.