All posts by “David_Powell

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 2019/20

My New House 2019/20 – 200 x 140cm, oil and acrylic on canvas. 45 x 84 x 29cm, wood, paper, wire, marker pen I bought it off the Baptists I get their bills And I get miffed At the damn polyester fills The interior is […]

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

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 – […]

Different times 2020

Different times 2020 – 150 x 125cm, acrylic on canvas I traveled far and wide through many different times, What did you see there? I saw the saints with their toys, What did you see there? I saw all knowledge destroyed. I traveled far and […]

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

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

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!

Want brass 2019

Want brass 2019 – 29,7x21cm, watercolour, pen on paper Down pokey quaint streets in Cambridge Cycle our distant spastic heritage

Grey ports 2019

Grey ports 2019 – 29,7 x 21cm, watercolour, pen, pencil on paper Bad indigestion Bad bowel retention Speed for their wages Sun tan, torn short sleeves

Edinburgh man 2019

Edinburgh man 2019 – 21 x 29,7cm, watercolour, pencil on paper As I sit and stare at all of England’s sores I tell you something I wish I was in Edinburgh

Wings 2019

Wings 2019 – 200 x 160cm, acrylic on canvas The stuffing loss made me hit a time lock I ended up in the eighteen sixties I’ve been there for one hundred andtwenty five years

Trip to Spar 2019

Trip to Spar 2019 – 21×29,7cm, watercolour, pen on paper I woke up in the pool with my boxer shorts covered in a stool Grey fog of the rush-hour, I get its tail end Dodgin’ the bloke at the natural food shop En route to […]

T.C.R. 2019

T.C.R. 2019 – 29,7 x 21cm, pencil, acrylic, pen, laser print on paper I was supposed to be going out, that took ages.

New dog 2019

New dog 2019 – 21 x 29,7cm, watercolour, pen, pencil on paper Some mutts can’t be muzzled Well, I guess I got you puzzled Woof woof

I got you 2019

I got you 2019 – 13 x 21xm, watercolour, pencil on paper Beer in the cupboard, your eyes to mine You skipped my queues and my lines Buy me a drink, and my eyes glaze over I got you

The Fall (Hamburg 1984 3) 2019

The Fall (Hamburg 1984, III) 2019 – 65 x 70cm, acrylic on canvas You can clutch at my toes You won’t drive me insane You know nothing about it It’s not your domain Don’t confuse yourself with someone who has something to say  

The Neighbourhood of Infinity fanzine about The Fall (Risograph)

The Neighbourhood of Infinity

Riso zine, 24 pages, edition 90, ISBN 9789492486028 – with visuals by David Powell and Inge Marleen and words by Andrew Renton. This publication will be on show at Riso Revolution (Quartair, The Hague) during The Other Book Fair (29 November – 1 December 2019). […]

The Fall 2018 Perverted by Language The wonderful and frightening world of the fall

The Fall 2018

The Fall 2018 – 24 x 30cm, acrylic on canvas. Private collection, London This series of portraits refer to archival images of mostly British indie bands from the 80s and 90s that I discovered from listening to John Peel late at night. The Fall were […]

The Fall 2 2018

Pleasure-licious 2018

Pleasure-licious 2018 – 30 x 30cm, acrylic on canvas Doctor Faustus Horseshoes splackin’ Swallows hay cart, cart horse Of the peasants blocking his path

Mark 2018

Mr. Mark Smith 2018

Mr. Mark Smith 2018 – 30 x 30cm, oil and acrylic on canvas I phoned you up from Dallas But your heart was still in marble And your head Was reckoning

Mark 4 2018

Bury Pts 1 + 3 2018

Bury Pts 1 + 3 2018 – 24 x 20cm, acrylic on canvas I’m Wolverine I’m from Bury A French Prince, I said This song means something Every song means something

Mark 3 2018

Smile 2018

Smile 2018 – 30 x 30cm, acrylic on canvas Tight faded male arse Decadence and Anarchy He said, he smiled Something to dance to A certain style Smile!