Approved: 16.08.2006

David Kirshner

Artist, Art historian, Writer, Lecturer / academic, Researcher

Approved: 16.08.2006

Since moving up here from Brighton, where I completed my Ph.D. [Language Games in a Visual Environment] , I have exhibited at the Angel Gallery, Nottingham, 20/21 Gallery, Scunthorpe, and last year, a one man show at Bank Street Art, Sheffield.
I am at present making work for an exhibition entitled 'Modernism Revisited'. It is both a 'deconstruction' and a 'reconstruction' of various works of this

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  • Location: Nr Lincoln, East Midlands
  • Activities: Further education, Art historical research, Public art, Visual arts consultancy
  • Categories: Architecture, Book Works, Digital, Mixed Media, Research
  • Tags: deconstruction, de stijl, Malevich, Baroque, Modernism, Digital, model, books
 

Biography

Since moving up here from Brighton, where I completed my Ph.D. [Language Games in a Visual Environment] , I have exhibited at the Angel Gallery, Nottingham, 20/21 Gallery, Scunthorpe, and last year, a one man show at Bank Street Art, Sheffield. I am at present making work for an exhibition entitled 'Modernism Revisited'. It is both a 'deconstruction' and a 'reconstruction' of various works of this era - Malevich, van Doesburg, el Lissitzky. I have coined the term DECO-RECO to describe my activities. I have finished two works so far. They are both deconstructions of Malevich's painting 'Red Cavalry'. One of Modernism's major figures, Malevich's work attempts a synthesis between figurative and abstract elements. In these two works I have amplified these relationships and presented them in a 'playful' and enigmatic light. To an extent, the pieces also act as a 'celebration' of my relationship over the years with his work. In addition to my visual work I also lecture on Contemporary Art and its philosophical background.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions

  • 2013 - The Archaeology of the Frivolous - The Collection, Lincoln
  • 2010 - PLAY-ON, Bank St Arts, Sheffield
  • 2000 - PhD Exhibition, University of Brighton, Brighton

Group exhibitions

  • 2007 - Conflict, 20/21 gallery , Scunthorpe 2007
  • 2007 - in their own words, End Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University
  • 2007 - Stuff Happens, Angel Row Gallery,

 Commissions

  • 2005 - Winter Lightworks, Workington, Cumbria