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David Kefford
updated: 01/28/2010
website: www.davidkefford.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Threshold
Breathe
Light from the Centre with Darkness Above
Black Hole with Teeth
Inner Separation
Expulsion
Floating Above
Into the Heart
The Feeling
Long Limbs
Electricity
Black Triangle
The Core
Collide (positive)
Gigantic
 
Portfolio Keywords:  psychological, surreal, gestural, abstract, biomorphic, collage, erotic, figurative, gender/sexuality, organic
 
 
Threshold by David Kefford
Threshold
Mixed Media
2009
22" x  32" 
Breathe by David Kefford
Breathe
Mixed media on mountboard
2008
17" x  28" 
Light from the Centre with Darkness Above by David Kefford
Light from the Centre with Darkness Above
Mixed media on mountboard
2008
Dimensions variable
Black Hole with Teeth by David Kefford
Black Hole with Teeth
Felt-tip pen, Varnish, Chalk, Household paint, Watercolour, Pastel, Ball-point pen and PVA glue on paper
2007
20" x  26" 
Inner Separation by David Kefford
Inner Separation
Pencil, Charcoal, Pastel, Chalk, Coloured pencil, Felt-tip pen, Baby oil and PVA glue on paper
2007
25" x  19" 
Expulsion by David Kefford
Expulsion
Pencil, Varnish, Charcoal, Pastel, Chalk, Coloured pencil, Felt-tip pen and PVA glue on paper
2007
18" x  26" 
Floating Above by David Kefford
Floating Above
Charcoal, Watercolour, Acrylic paint, Pastel, and TCP on watercolour paper
2007
36" x  30" 
Into the Heart by David Kefford
Into the Heart
Pencil, Charcoal, Pastel, Chalk, Coloured pencil, Felt-tip pen and PVA glue on pink paper
2007
23" x  30" 
The Feeling by David Kefford
The Feeling
Pencil, Crayon,Felt-tip pen, Acrylic paint, PVA glue, Baby oil and pastel on paper
2007
20" x  25" 
Long Limbs by David Kefford
Long Limbs
Pencil, Crayon,Felt-tip pen, Acrylic paint, PVA glue, Baby oil and pastel on paper
2007
18" x  22" 
Electricity by David Kefford
Electricity
Pencil, Red Ball-point pen, Pastel, Chalk, Coloured pencil, Felt-tip pen and PVA glue on blue paper
2007
25" x  18" 
Black Triangle by David Kefford
Black Triangle
Pencil, Crayon,Felt-tip pen, Acrylic paint, PVA glue, Indian ink and pastel on paper
2007
18" x  24" 
The Core by David Kefford
The Core
Pencil, Charcoal, Pastel, Chalk, Coloured pencil, Felt-tip pen, Varnish and PVA glue on Watercolour paper
2007
25" x  22" 
Collide (positive) by David Kefford
Collide (positive)
Mixed media on mountboard
2009
Dimensions variable
Gigantic by David Kefford
Gigantic
Mixed Media on watercolour paper
2006
20" x  25" 

Artist Statement

"(David's) drawings use a range of materials including watercolour, graphite, ink, felt-tip, baby oil and toothpaste, whatever is to hand. This lends immediacy to marks which might be made by pressing, scraping, cutting or rubbing. Each drawing contains elements that are highly controlled and others that allow for “spillages and slippage”; often areas of colour are allowed to bleed into each other."

"The manner in which the drawings are framed and displayed has an innate quality that is quiet and unassuming."

"It is the honesty and exposure of these drawings that gives them their immediate and continuing impact. The artist stresses the sensual and personal in their content and handling, and, by extension, the same elements in human relations: such as between mother and child or lovers"

Gill Hedley

Artist Bio / CV

Education
1999 MA Fine Art - University of Brighton.
1996 BA Fine Art - The Hull School of Art and Design.

Solo Exhibitions
2005-06 The Balance of Being - National Touring Exhibition - UH Galleries, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre.
2005 Born Again - Wysing Arts Centre
2005 Unbecoming - 1,000000mph Project Space, London.
2004 Witness - James Hockey Gallery, Farnham.
2004 Moral Fibre - Derby Museum and Art Gallery
2004 Disturbance - Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax.
2003 Touching - The Gallery, Stratford-Upon-Avon.


Group Exhibitions

2008 ARTfutures, Bloomberg Space, London
2007 Obstacle, New UK Sculpture, Spectacle Gallery, Birmingham
2006 10th Planet - Unit A04, Bermondsy, London
2006 2-person show (with Paul Becker), Rockwell, London
2005 Future Primitive - One in the Other, London.
2005 Origin of Species - Huddersfield Art Gallery.
2005 Plasty Scene - Catalyst Arts, Belfast.
2005 Faux Realism - Rockwell, London
2004 First Assembly - The Ragged School Rooms, London.
2004 World B - Flaca, London.
2003 Bursary Exhibition - RBS Gallery, London.
2003 Et Tu Billy Buzman - Nancy Victor Gallery, London.
2003 Open Sculpture Triennial - Royal West of England Academy.
2003 ChockerFuckingBlocked - Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London.
2003 Beautifully Ordinary - The Place, Letchworth.
2002 Kettle's Yard Open - Kettle's Yard, Cambridge.
2002 Mostyn Open 12 - Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales.
2001 The Jerwood Drawing Prize - Touring Exhibition.
1999 Parlour Games - University of Brighton Gallery.
1998 European Couples and Others - Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.

Grants/Awards
2006 Grants for the Arts - Arts Council England, East
2005 Escalator Visual Arts - Commissions East, Cambridge.
2005 Grants for the Arts - Arts Council England, East.
2003 The Roy Noakes Bursary Prize
2003 Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary.
2000 Individual Artist Fellowship - Digswell Arts Trust, Hertfordshire.

Projects
2007 Take Over Residency - Pump House Gallery, London
2006 Installing Drawing - Artist-in-Residence (in collaboration with Ansel Krut), The Centre for Drawing, Wimbledon
2005 Transmutation - A Site-Specific Outdoor Sculpture Commission - Taxi Gallery, Cambridge.