DAVID EDDINGTON

FINE ARTIST

ABOUT

Born Bedfordshire, England

Resident in Venice, CA, since 2000

STATEMENT

Painting is about the most difficult thing I try to do; the results surprise me and makes me think.

 

There is something either out there or inside, probably from both places, that presses me to paint almost every day. It is the immediacy of painting that excites me and draws me in, the sensuality of the brush mark and the richness of pigment. Whether to add, subtract, superimpose and often obliterate, it is a creative process where self is all but obliterated.

 

While painting I am chasing a vision: ideas suggested by the last work, or responding with other artists, a dialogue on which I can build, a mix of accumulative and meditative thinking, the latter more important.

The intellectual part is before and after I paint, applying paint to canvas unknowingly happens, only after do I reflect, attempting to understand.

 

Painting for me is a way of being and expressing that, in not telling others how to think, only showing my world. Rarely is there a conclusive interpretation of any painter’s imagery, another’s way of being; a place where the observer attempts to stabilise the artist’s symbolism. Abstract glyph or possible allegory, much like life itself where a final meaning seems opaque. -DE.

EDUCATION

1986

MFA The Social and Political Influences in Art

University of Trent, Nottingham, UK

 

1969

Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Design

Hornsey College of Art, London, UK

           

1964

Central Diploma in Mural Painting

The Central School, London, UK

 

1961

Arts Foundation Diploma

Luton College of Technology

Bedfordshire, UK

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS

 

Lucus PLC, London, UK 

BBC, London, UK 

Fortum and Mason, London,UK 

Welsh Water Authority 

Bromley City Council, London, UK

British Council Awards

East Midlands Arts Council, Lincolnshire, UK

Topsham Museum, Devon, UK

Cisternino Museum, Cisternino, Italy

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2015

Bruce Lurie Gallery. Culver City, CA 

2013

Abbey Walk Gallery. Grimsby, UK

2013

Boyd Satellite Gallery. New Orleans, LA

2012

George Lawson Gallery. Culver City, CA

2011

CAA, Century City. CA

2009

Kodak Preview Theater. Hollywood, CA

2008 & 2006

Frank Pictures Gallery. Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2005

Inmo Gallery. Los Angeles, CA

2000

Contemporary Arts Center. New Orleans, LA

1999

Danna Center for the Arts. New Orleans, LA
 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018  

VITA Art Center, Ventura, California

2018

British Consulate, Los Angeles, California

2018

MAAAC Museum Cisternino, Italy

2017

TAM Torrance Art Museum, CA

2016

British Invasion MOAH CA. USA

2013

Art Share LA. Past Tense Future Imperfect.

2013, 2015, 2017

Boyd Satellite Gallery. Sputnik 1. NOLA

2012

George Lawson Gallery, Culver City, CA. Works on Paper.

2011

George Billis Gallery, Culver City, CA

Antelope Valley College, CA

2010

Jaus Gallery. Santa Monica, CA. 'ADHD’.

Kirsti Engle Gallery. Highland Park, CA

USFQ. ‘El Enemigo’ Quito, Equador.

2004

Sumi Gallery. New York, NY. 'Art InTime'

Domestic Settings, Los Angeles, CA

 

SELECTED RESIDENCIES

1997

Artist in Residence, Customs House, Exmouth. Devon. UK

1985-1987

Artist in Residence, Nottingham General Hospital, Nottinghamshire, UK

1988-1989     

Painting Fellow, Exeter College of Art, Exeter, Devon, UK

2004-2005     

California State University Northridge. CA 

1999- 2000 

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

SELECTED TEACHING

1998- 1999

Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana 

1999

Visiting Lecturer, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 

1996     

Exchange Professor, California State University Longbeach. CA 

1986-1998

Plymouth University, Devonshire, UK 

1980-1986

Derby University, Derbyshire, UK 

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