David Lock

David Lock

English (b. 1970)

  • Oil on panel

artist presentation

DAVID LOCK graduated with an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, London following a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from the University of Reading. In the process of creating his 'Misfit' paintings, he makes collages culled from advertisements an imagery from magazines and the internet.

In their making, the collages and subsequent paintings have a performative quality. In this regard, he is seeking to undermine the original source material, disrupting its meaning in order to create a new experimental man, akin to Frankenstein's monster.

Lock is investigating how to create a multitude of subject positions, upon which signifiers are free to float, shifting identification from one fragment to another. In this way, his paintings resist a single reading or viewpoint, and instead any reading is unmoored, fluid and contingent.