All posts by “David_Powell

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

Studio June 2020

Left to right: Damo Marko 2020 – 120 x 120cm, oil on canvas, The Fall (Hamburg 1984) 2020 – 65 x 70cm, oil and acrylic on canvas

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”

Sing tow, row, row, row, row, row 2020

Sing tow, row, row, row, row, row 2020 – 220 x 278 x 84cm, drawings, painting, camouflage material, cotton, wood, acrylic, board, watercolour, pen, pencil, cut out lettering, wool This work is based on the track Gross Chapel British Grenadiers by The Fall and includes […]

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 […]

Clasp Hands 2020

Clasp Hands 2020 – 218 x 237 x 188cm, paintings, photocopies, plaster, various stones, pens, plexiglas, marker pen, chairs, wire, screws, bricks, cotton buds, shoe, paper, beer cans

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.

Sense you 2020

Sense you 2020 – 112 x 130cm, paintings, drawing, Riso prints, photographs, card, acrylic, watercolour Hip Priest 2018 – 20 x 20cm, acrylic on canvas Smile 2018 – 30 x 30cm, acrylic on canvas      

I’m Tapped 2020

I’m Tapped (studio installation) 2020 – 227 x 330 x 103cm, paintings, acrylic, Riso prints, vinyl lettering, photo cut-out lettering, studio chair, marble, latex, phone cords, white high heel shoe I’m Tapped (painting) 2019 – 200 x 160cm, acrylic on canvas Gretchen Franklin 2019 – […]

L.A 2020

L.A 2020 – 32x24cm, watercolour, acrylic, pen on paper Odeon sky Uncanny Bushes are in disagreement with the heat L.A. Uncanny Person Filled boulevards with white snow, scum-ball L.A. This is my happening and it freaks me out

Red scarf 2019

Red scarf 2019 – 9 x 14cm, watercolour, pencil, pen on paper A – Knew about politburo facade behind “Kicker” C – Who stole cafe’s collection box B – Who applied cut-up technique literally to himself E – Who wore a red scarf to remind […]

Hidden figments 2019

Hidden figments 2019 – 24 x 32cm, watercolour, pen on paper Gregoror, satiated walking thru’ capitol Stumbles on two thousand dead Thai monks in SS uniforms Then fled to Hotel Bloedel, outside Nuremberg A long way south, to a reasonable smell of death

Crash smash 2019

Crash smash 2019 – 29,7 x 20cm, watercolour, pencil, pen on paper I just left the Hotel Amnesia, I had to go there Where it is I can’t remember, But now I can remember…now I can remember Hafta! Hafta! Message for ya! Message for ya!

Debtor’s retreat estate 2019

Debtors retreat escape 2019 – 21×29,7cm, watercolour, pen, pencil on paper Neurotic Red landscape A socialist state invention Them old government phones working Debtor’s escape estate

A Cheap Man 2019

A Cheap Man 2019 – 21 x 13cm, watercolour, pen on paper Slang King Words from a cheap man Part-paid type who got his style From a press treatise 2 pound 50 Bottle of Brut and nausea

Escape Route 2019

Escape Route 2019 – 21x13cm, pen, watercolour on paper Don’t make me a go-between This is Mr. and Mrs. Smith To whom you are speaking Slang King

JAMC 2004

JAMC 2004 – 55 x 45cm, oil on canvas, whereabouts unknown I’m going down to the place tonight To see if I can get a taste tonight A taste of something warm and sweet That shivers your bones and rises to your heat I’m going […]

Come Together 1999

Come together (performance/event) 1999 – Dimensions variable, matte paint, x3 guitars, wire, screws, brackets, printed T- shirts, photographs. Come Together was a performance event where ‘roadies’ carefully assembled a guitar sculpture, they wore printed promotional merchandise (T-shirts and white gloves) associated with the materials being […]

Nice Insertion 1998

Nice Insertion 1998 – approx 145 x 85 x 120cm, guitar, wood, paint, plaster Nice Insertion (mini) 1998 – 32 x 16 x 18cm, miniature replica guitar, plaster, paint, wood, wire. Installation: Racket 1998/Sadie Coles HQ, London  

The Squares 1997

The Squares 1997 – 194 x 194cm, coloured fabrics, glue Installation view  – ‘Riddled with it’ – Galerie Van Gelder, Amsterdam 1998

Bedding 1996

Bedding 1996  – 150 x150cm, acrylic on unprimed canvas                                                          Collection – Georg Herold, Cologne

Mother Sister 2019

Mother Sister 2019 – 32 x 24cm, watercolour, pencil on paper Martin Brahmah tells a story that would explain much about the lyrics: The story of Mother-Sister! “Mother-Sister!” That’s a funny one. That’s one I just arranged, I suppose, because Una’s credit was writing the […]

Panicky Hall 2019

Panicky Hall 2019 – 150 x 200cm, oil and acrylic on canvas I’ll put you down Porterage down To the dark gross chapel He stepped streets around now Sales-person, mobile

England’s Sores 2019

England’s Sores 2019 – 21 x 29,7cm, pen on paper “That’s why I moved to Scotland. It’s true. I’d rather drink whisky, thank you very much. I don’t relate to other groups. I never have. I don’t relate to a lot of musicians to be […]

Craigness 2019

Craigness 2019 – 32 x 24cm, watercolour on paper Neighbour downstairs with one eye Co-habs with a mass of blonde curls Oo-ar! Oo-ar!