Medium: Acrylic and Pencil on Canvas
Size: 34 x 36"
A veteran of the British Pop Art movement, David Spiller grew up in the defining period for post-war British Pop Art. British Pop Art began in the mid 1950’s, several years before the American Pop Art movement. Parody and irony were used by British Pop Artists to focus on the powerful influence that American culture had on life and societal prosperity; British Pop Artists explored this influence from afar while their American contemporaries explored it from within.
Classically trained in fine art and an early student of Frank Auerbach, Spiller is often classified as an urban artist focused on the use of graffiti. In his distinguished career, Spiller has had solo exhibits in over 10 countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain and the United States). His works has been seen in important public exhibitions, including the Rattingen Museum and Mannheim Kunstverein (Germany), Museum Van Bommel van Dam and Museum Utrecht (Holland), Museum Espace Belleville and Artcurial (Paris), and the Royal West of England Academy. His work is also in important public and corporate collections which include Hanwon Museum (Seul), Foundation Carmignac Gestion (Paris), Harley Gallery Welbeck, Collection UCL, Morgan Stanley (Frankfort), and Belgacom Brussels. Important private collections also contain works by the artist. Some are available on request.
When asked about his art, Spiller has said “I really want to make paintings that put some magic on the wall. Some of them are straightforward things. Some are wild things. But underneath, it says ‘I love you.’”
* Long-Sharp Gallery is honored to represent the works of David Spiller in the United States.