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David Price Limited Edition

David Price’s large-scale paintings are made in response to eighteenth-century still life paintings, reimagined as abstracted forms in bright, pop colours. Through a self-conscious amateurism, his Limited Edition, which is part of our Curated Editions collection New Mythologies, aims to multiply the potential of visual codes through processes of persistent repetition and reinterpretation. 

Detail of David Price’s Limited Edition Spring Is Like A Perhaps Hand presented in a black stained ash frame

‘I quite like exploring these things which have a brash, almost cheap, almost ‘non art’ thing. I like the surprise of throwing things together.’

Detail of David Price’s Limited Edition Spring Is Like A Perhaps Hand hand signed and numbered by the artist.

Spotlight

Meet David Price

David Price, a self-confessed aquatint aficionado, originally went to the Royal College of Art where he learned printmaking and later became a Fellow at the Royal Academy. He talks to curator Becca Pelly-Fry about his fascination with brash, colourful ‘non-art’, Dutch still life paintings, and the edition he’s made for our inaugural Curated Editions collection, New Mythologies.

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David Price

The Artist

David Price

Born in 1972, David Price currently works from his studio in Margate. His practice of painting, drawing and printmaking sit alongside his role as Printmaking Tutor at London Met University where he has worked since 2015. He has exhibited widely both in the UK and further afield including a recent group exhibition in Tribeca, New York and is represented by Frestonian Gallery, London. A student of the Royal College of Art, David was selected for New Contemporaries in his final year of 2009. He was also offered a Print Fellowship at the Royal Academy in 2009, a post he held for 3 years. He still teaches drawing classes at the Royal Academy, adding to a long list of educational roles across institutions such at Tate Modern, Central Saint Martins and more. His work is held in significant private collections internationally, and was recently acquired for the permanent collection of the V&A Museum, London.

Recent exhibitions include 'Gardens of Ideas' (with Bob & Roberta Smith RA & Jesscia Voorsanger, 2019, Frestonian Gallery, London) 'The Green Fuse' (2020, Frestonian Gallery, London) and 'Surface - Ridiculous Sublime (2021, Schiff Fine Arts, New York).