David Shillinglaw

London / UK

David Shillinglaw is a London-based British artist. A jack-of-all-trades, he has worked as a theatre set designer, illustrated album cover designs and created installations all around the world. From street to studio, from paintings on canvas to large-scale murals, from hand made books to collages on wood, Shillinglaw has developed an extremely broad portfolio of art works. Some of David’s works can be found on his collaboration with URBAN NATION on Project M/2 in 2014. […]

Biography / David Shillinglaw

David Shillinglaw is a London-based British artist. A jack-of-all-trades, he has worked as a theatre set designer, illustrated album cover designs and created installations all around the world. From street to studio, from paintings on canvas to large-scale murals, from hand made books to collages on wood, Shillinglaw has developed an extremely broad portfolio of art works.  Some of David’s works can be found on his collaboration with URBAN NATION on Project M/2 in 2014.

The bulk of Shillinglaw’s work consists of colourful, folk-inspired human faces. Visually formed by hundreds of smaller shapes and other body parts they are reminiscent of more friendly and subtle pop art works. Humanizing his art, Shillinglaw attempts to put the thoughts running through his head into wild pieces of colour and shape adding the perceptual concern of his journey as a man with his own sense of humour. In the end all his work is simply about showing different sides of people and human nature, both the civilized and monstrous, stupid and articulate. A graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Shillinglaw has gone on to exhibit his work around the globe as part of collaboration and solo shows.

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