Whether working in sculpture, painting, textiles or installation, Enrico David returns to the body as a point of departure, exploring the human figure as a metaphor for transformation. His process of conceiving an image is rooted in drawing, retaining its impulsive and ephemeral nature as he transitions from sketches to painting, sculpture and other media. He considers this process as “following instructions in order to formalize the feeling of bodily presence and absence, assembling and dissolving in equal measures.” The mutable nature of his work embodies a sense of impermanence and doubt that he considers implicit to the act of creation. Born in Ancona, Italy, Enrico David currently lives in London. For nearly two decades he has exhibited his work throughout Europe and the United States. This spring Lismore Castle Arts, Cork mounted Autoparent, which introduced a site-specific work in the historic St Carthage Hall. In 2013 David presented a major installation of painting, sculptures and tapestries in The Encyclopedic Palace, curated by Massimiliano Gioni for the Venice Biennale. Other recent solo museum exhibitions include The Hepworth Wakefield (2015); UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2013); Head Gas, New Museum, New York (2011); Repertorio Ornamentale, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (2011).
Represented by Michael Werner Gallery, New York.
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