All posts by “David_Powell

Our hero 2021

Our hero 2021 – 155 x 125cm, acrylic on canvas His vendetta in parchment Floating grey abundance Against my palace of conscience

I’m immune 2021

I’m immune 2021 – 155 x 125cm, acrylic on canvas Talk treacherous would beatBut still my heart it is rock Finally going through old parasite gateBut there’s a 24-hour clock watchAnd I’m living too lateThink I’m living too late

Was the day Disne 2021

Was the day Disne 2021 – 29,7 x 21cm, acrylic on paper (Brix Smith quoted in Jamming, November 1984) ‘Everyone was pretending nothing had happened, they were all going ‘Disneyland is wonderful land’. Mark was saying, ‘Whaaat??? There’s a woman up there with no head […]

Room CH10CH2011 2020

Room CH10CH2011 2020 – A4, Letraset on paper ‘I did not understand why I could not accept the fact that I’d accepted the contract Much discussion in this institution’

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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  

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.