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David Fitzpatrick

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (BA (hons) Arts, Design and Environment / 2008)

Interview

What is your favourite film of all time?

 The pianist and schindler’s list are great films for their cinematography. As to all time favourite, all films provide ideas and inspiration good or bad.

What music are you currently listening to and why?

 

I listen to Jazz and classical as they are good background music and a lot of rock and country music, but it always depends on what I’m doing to what I’m listening to.   

Which living artists do you most admire and why?

 

I currently admire David Hockneys work for the amount and speed at which he produces it. I’m also interested in his brush stroke work and the composition he uses in his pictures.

Which deceased artist do you most admire and why?

 

Leonardo da Vinci and Van Gogh. Leonardo for his ability to be a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist amongst others; Van Gogh, because of the rough beauty and bold colours used in his work.

Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?

 

Edward Hopper exhibition at the Tate Modern. In these pictures the ideas and the skilful application of the work are in tangent with each other to provide calculated renderings of the real.

What is the question you get asked most frequently about your work and how do you answer it?

 

Why my sculptures and pictures are slightly disconnected from each other. At the moment I am trying to work in polar opposite ways, the abstract and the real. 

What / who inspired you to be an artist?

 

Whilst studying architecture I made small Marquette’s to represent the ideas I had about a space. A lecturer convinced me to make them a lot bigger concentrating on them as the final resolution.

Can you tell us about where you make your art and what if any the significance of this location is?

 

In my studio and outside.

What do you like most about being an artist?

 

Working on each piece and knowing there is never an end point to the creative possibilities.

What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?

 

Exhibiting a series of sculptures ‘Place making” in London and York.  

What are your plans for the coming year?

 

To advance my paintings and plan a new set of sculptures

Latest artwork - View all by this artist

  • Leaning
    Size(HxWxD):76.2x55.8x0cm
    £395.00
  • Family
    Size(HxWxD):55.8x76.2x0cm
    £395.00
  • Lake
    Size(HxWxD):55.8x76.2x0cm
    £395.00
  • Fallen
    Size(HxWxD):55.8x76.2x1cm
    £395.00
  • Entwined
    Size(HxWxD):55.8x76.2x0cm
    £395.00
  • Bend
    Size(HxWxD):55.8x76.2x0cm
    £395.00

Artist's statement

Whilst studying at Central St Martins, interests in; Landscape Architecture, town making, city planning and urban design lead to a body of work that combines conceptual ideas about discovering new spatial connections within the built environment and applying these ideas in a design context.

Exhibitions

Kingston University - Group exhibition 2010


York University - solo 2009


Aquire Arts - solo 2009


NEXT Art Fair – Group exhibition Chicago 2009


New Designers - 2008


University of the Arts - Degree Show 2008

Recently sold artwork

  • Gone
    Size(HxWxD):111.6x152.4x0cm