Latitude 2013: Five minutes with... David Shillinglaw
Wednesday 10 April 2013
London based artist David Shillinglaw was born of British parents in 1982 in the Middle East, which may explain his thirst for travel and exhibiting in galleries worldwide. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2002, he has exhibited in galleries in Japan, China, Holland, and keys cities such as New York, Beijing, Berlin and Istanbul. And now he's at Latitude...
Which latitude are you on right now?
I am in my studio in High Barnet. North London.
Sum up what you do in one sentence for anyone who might not know…
I draw and paint on things I find.
Latitude Festival can expect…
An explosion of colour, pattern and fast moving lines.
If I could one other person for the day it would be…
The artist/book/record that changed my life was…
Artist: Kurt Schwitters. Book: In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan Record: Hunky Dory by David Bowie.
It might surprise you to know, but I am very good at…
My favourite place on earth is…
Still searching. I really love the planet as a whole.
The last time I laughed until I cried was…
When I was growing up, I wanted to be a…
A clown or an artist.
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is…
“Don’t eat yellow snow” –Frank Zappa.
Another quote that has helped me through the years:
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To maintain balance you must keep moving forward” –Albert Einstein.
Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treattv
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