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