All posts by “David_Powell

Futures and Pasts 2020

Futures and Pasts 2020 – 200 x 200cm, oil on canvas Going back to the earliest images of The Fall performing, I’ll be posting ongoing documentation of how this painting develops.  

Mudslinger 2020

Mudslinger 2020 – 40 x 50cm, oil on canvas Since seeing Billy Nomates fantastic 100 Club online gig a month or so ago I started a painting of her taken from that concert. I was listening to her debut LP while I worked on the […]

Futures and Pasts 2020

Futures and Pasts 2020 – 200 x 200cm, oil on canvas Going back to the earliest images of The Fall performing, I’ll be posting ongoing documentation of how this painting develops.

Studio 2020

Futures and Pasts 2020 –  200 x 200cm, oil on canvas Going back to the earliest images of The Fall performing, I’ll be posting ongoing documentation of how this painting develops.

Studio 2020

Futures and Pasts 2020 –  200 x 200cm, oil on canvas Going back to the earliest images of The Fall performing, I’ll be posting ongoing documentation of how this painting develops.

Studio 2020

Futures and Pasts 2020 –  200 x 200cm, oil on canvas Going back to the earliest images of The Fall performing, I’ll be posting ongoing documentation of how this painting develops.

Obscure Alternatives 2020

Obscure Alternatives 2020 – 200 x 290cm, oil on canvas Obscure Alternatives is my latest painting project that brings together my most cherished bands onto one large canvas. There’s Joy Division, The Fall, Cocteau Twins, The Smiths, Buzzcocks, The Cramps, The Jesus and Mary Chain, […]

Studio 2020

Obscure Alternatives 2020 – 200 x 290cm, oil on canvas Obscure Alternatives is my latest painting project that brings together my most cherished bands onto one large canvas. This post will document the various stages of the painting as it develops. So far we have […]

Studio 2020

Obscure Alternatives 2020 – 200 x 290cm, oil on canvas Obscure Alternatives is my latest painting project that brings together my most cherished bands onto one large canvas. This post will document the various stages of the painting as it develops. So far we have […]

Studio 2020

Obscure Alternatives 2020 – 200 x 290cm, oil on canvas Obscure Alternatives is my latest painting project that brings together my most cherished bands onto one large canvas. This post will document the various stages of the painting as it develops. So far we have […]

Studio 2020

Obscure Alternatives 2020 – 200 x 290cm, oil on canvas Obscure Alternatives is my latest painting project that brings together my most cherished bands onto one large canvas. This post will document the various stages of the painting as it develops. So far we have […]

Studio 2020

Obscure Alternatives 2020 – 200 x 290cm, oil on canvas Obscure Alternatives is my latest painting project that brings together my most cherished bands onto one large canvas. I will be posting the various stages of the painting as it develops. So far we have […]

Kicker Conspiracy 2020

Kicker Conspiracy 2020 – 30 x 40cm, oil on canvas ‘Football fan at the bus stop Stretched on the balls of his feet In the christmas rush Had in his hands, two lager cans Talks to himself At the back At the top’ Prints of […]

Just Like Heaven 2020

Just Like Heaven 2020 – 30x40cm, oil on canvas The Cure recorded the sublime track Just Like Heaven in 1987, this painting is based on the video to this song. Prints of this painting available here

Tarantula Deadly Cargo 2020

Tarantula Deadly Cargo 2020 -21 x 16cm, watercolour on paper This portrait of Jason Williamson from Sleaford Mods is based on a video still to their astoundingly good track from 2015 ‘Tarantula Deadly Cargo’ Prints of this watercolour available here

Winning winning 2020

Winning winning 2020 – 21 x 29,7cm, pen, laser print on paper Prints available for this drawing here The Sound were true pioneers and criminally underrated. They can be described as post punk with influences of Echo and the Bunnymen, Joy Division, The Cure, Simple […]

And psychic 2020

And psychic 2020 – 14 x 13 x 14,5cm, plasticine model for future casts “2013 Vicksburg Confederate graves Are uncovered, throwing new light on This 19th century conflict, sparking off a repeat These southern spectres were disease ridden, dusty, organic And psychic”

Feel Vox Crisp

Riso zine, 24 pages, 21 x 29,7 cm, edition of 145, loose leaf, Risograph, ISBN 9789492486059 – collaboration with Inge Marleen and Andrew Renton. Essay: ‘On not hearing yourself speak: Mark E Smith at the controls’, by Andrew Renton. MES had the curious and wonderful […]

Pete Shelley 2020

Pete Shelley 2020 – 21 x 29,7cm, pencil, watercolour on paper You spurn my natural emotions You make me feel I’m dirt And I’m hurt And if I start a commotion I run the risk of losing you And that’s worse Ever fallen in love […]

Lady Sniff 2020

Lady Sniff 2020 – 65 x 50cm, oil on canvas Lady Sniif is a track from the Butthole Surfers debut album ‘Psychic… Powerless… Another Man’s Sac’ released in 1984. This particular song is a deranged excursion into hillbillyesque sounding filth, it includes the addition of […]

The Elves of Dunsimore 2020

The Elves of Dunsimore 2020 – 140 x 175cm, oil and acrylic on canvas When will the good Scotch return In all its scarred splendor When will the price of Scotch come down?

The Living End 2020

The Living End 2020 – 120 x 145cm, oil on canvas In the end it’s about loving what you do. This painting is based on the Mary Chain’s infamous 1985 North London Polytechnic gig that turned into a riot.

Bobby 2020

Bobby 2020 – 50 x 40cm, oil on canvas I was immediately hooked when I first heard The Jesus and Mary Chain on John Peel’s radio show back in the mid 80’s. The Mary Chain’s sound of cavernous and surf like melodies with twisted dark […]

You trip me up 2020

You trip me up 2020 – 40 x 60cm, oil and acrylic on canvas I first heard The Jesus and Mary Chain on John Peels radio show back in the early 1980’s, they were getting a lot of press about their concerts lasting only 20 […]

Delights of Life (after Watteau) 2007

Delights of Life (after Watteau) 2007 – video, duration 5 minutes 8 seconds, sound. With Anne Marie van Rees, Inge Koerselman, Adrienne Wennekes and Sybren Renema Delights of Life (II) 2007 – Super 8 film, duration approx 3 minutes, silent In 2007 I made a […]

Do Nothing 2020

Do Nothing 2020 – 200 x 200cm, oil on canvas ‘Policeman comes and smacks me in the teeth, I don’t complain, it’s not my function, Nothing ever change, oh no’ Thirty nine years ago in 1980, The Specials released ‘Do Nothing’ a very richly layered […]

Watch the corners 2020

Watch the corners 2020 – 180 x 185cm, oil on canvas ‘Watch the corners’ is the title of a track from the 2012 album ‘I bet on sky’ by Dinosaur jr. I love this band so much and saw them play many times in London […]

My Bloody Valentine 2020

My Bloody Valentine 2020 – 200 x 270cm, oil on canvas I saw this band play many times in London during the nineties, they were incredibly loud, but what I enjoyed was trying to decipher which song they were playing while all the strange sounds […]

Mountain Energei 2020

Mountain Energei 2020 – 13 x 21cm, watercolour, pencil on paper ‘Dolly Parton and Lord Byron They said patriotism is the last refuge But now it was me’

Suede

Suede (Boardwalk, Manchester 08/06/1992) 2019 – 13x 21cm, pencil, on paper

My Insatiable One 2020

My Insatiable One 2020 – 30,5 x 18cm, oil and acrylic on canvas In the high life I’ve got this feeling now I’ve got this horrible feeling

Mr. Pharmacist 2020

Mr. Pharmacist 2020 – 225 x 134 x 243cm, paintings, drawings, watercolour, pencil, marker pen, laser copies, oil, acrylic, wood, board, pill capsules, medical packages

My New House 2019

My New House 2019 – 200 x 140cm, oil and acrylic on canvas. I bought it off the Baptists I get their bills And I get miffed At the damn polyester fills The interior is a prison unconscious Interior is a prison unconscious  

Past Midnight 2020

Past Midnight 2020 – 30x40cm, acrylic on canvas, pencil on paper, 65x47cm Based on a still from the BBC’s televised version of Krapps Last Tape by Samuel Beckett recorded in 1972. Seeing this filmed version of Beckett’s play made a huge impression on me, I […]

Delights of Life (after Watteau) 2008

Delights of Life (after Watteau) 2008 – 95 x 136cm, acrylic on paper. Private collection, Belgium In 2007 I made a series of paintings, photographs and videos based on Watteau’s painting ‘Les Charmes de la vie’ (The Delights of Life) from 1718.  In many ways these works […]

Delights of Life (after Watteau) 2007

Delights of Life (after Watteau) 2007 – 100 x 75cm, photograph In 2007 I made a series of paintings, photographs and videos based on Watteau’s painting ‘Les Charmes de la vie’ (The Delights of Life) from 1718.  In many ways these works were precursors to the band […]

Delights of Life (Madrid) 2008

Delights of Life (Madrid) 2008 – 200 x 135cm, oil on canvas. Private collection, Belgium In 2007 I made a series of paintings, photographs and videos based on Watteau’s painting ‘Les Charmes de la vie’ (The Delights of Life) from 1718.  In many ways these works were […]

Guess guess what…2020

Guess guess what…2020 – 21 x 29,7cm, watercolour, pen, pencil on paper Yes, dear chap, it hasn’t changed that much It’s still a subculture art-dealer jerk-off Have you been to the English Deer Park?                                                                                             

Edinburgh Man

Riso zine, 24 pages, 21 x 29,7 cm, edition 160, ISBN 9789492486035 – collaboration with David Powell and Andrew Renton. Essay: “They say you project yourself…”: “Edinburgh Man” and desire, by Andrew Renton. Order here.