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David OM

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Degree: BA (Hons) Fine Art
Graduation Year: 2018

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Selected for for Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2017,
 John Moores Painting Prize 14, Lynn Painter-Stainers 15. Pre-selected for; Royal Society of British Artists 15, BP Portrait Award 15.


David OMs skyscapes and telescopes communicate a huge sense of scale. Observatories ogle upwards like giant eyeballs, and miniature figurines gaze outwards through trompe d'oiel windows - created by the frame that stretches the canvas. Showing us the back of the canvas in this way suggests that the image lies somewhere in the infinite yonder.

There is a sense of dignified Zen-like detachment to much of David OM's work, many of his compositions function through minimalism and juxtaposition clarified through studious and critical practice. At the core of his work oscillates a pure sense of wonder alternating with a cold nihilism. His art often interacts with space science and astronomy whilst incorporating a metaphysical subtext that enables subject matter to assume new (often existential) symbolic meanings.

Astrophysics and figurine art are both subjects that capture the public imagination at present. Brian Cox meets London street artist Slinkachu with these playful reflections on the universe.

Artist Statement

Essentially I am drawn to the power of vastness and the context of the wider picture; the compelling journey from that which is constricted within to the cusp of the infinite. An existential undertow may be detected from ruminations on the metaphysical aspects of time and space. I seek to instil a pure sense of wonder in my work that will guide the viewer to tap into the awe of the sublime and transport the individual. I am particularly fond of a David Lynch quote postulating that the restrictions of the film making process do not apply to the field of painting and that indeed ‘painting is infinite’.

Selected for; John Moores Painting Prize, Discerning Eye, Lynn Painter-Stainers, Cork Street Open, Pre-selected for; BP Portrait Award, Royal Society of British Artists.

Group Exhibitions

2019, Cosmic Perspectives, Lumen @ SE1 3PL, London
2019, 6x6, Rochester Contemporary Art Centre, New York
2018, Life.Time, Marketplace Gallery, Manchester
2018, Open Space, Grejzik Gallery, Scarborough
2018, Portrait Artist of The Year, Wallace Collection, Sky Arts
2017, Fresh Art, Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham
2017, 887 Outer Space Surreal, open air, Falmouth
2016, Scandinavian Pain, Barbican, London
2016, The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
2016, Interplanetery Sound Art, Listening Booth, online
2015, How The Light Gets In, Hay Festival, Wales
2015, Lynn Painter-Stainer Price, Mall Galleries, London
2014, John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Gallery, Liverpool
2014, Wish You Were Here, Magdalen Rd Studios, Oxford
2014, Cluster 3, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London Docklands
2014, 20² , Gallery TS1, Middlesbrough
2013, Cork St Open, The Gallery in Cork St, Mayfair
2013, Metropolis, Lauderdale House, Highgate, London
2013, Group 5, Candid Galleries, Islington
2012, Look To The Sky, National Glass Centre, Sunderland
2011, Archways Without End, To & For, N.London
2010, Elements, Horsebridge Gallery, Whitestable
2009, Life & Liberty, Westbourne Grove Gallery, Notting Hill
2008, Art Fair, Islington, London
2007, Underpass, Gallery 540, Shoreditch, London
2006, Stairs, The Foundry, E.London
2005, People Show, Uni of Northumbria, Newcastle

Original works:

Painting Is Infinite 76 (Wolf ...

By David OM

£845

Spacewalk 42

By David OM

£400

Painting Is Infinite 63 (Furth...

By David OM

£280

Spacewalk 38

By David OM

£280

Spacewalk 40

By David OM

£400

Painting Is Infinite (eXtreme ...

By David OM

£440

PII71 (M87 Black Hole)

By David OM

£450

Painting Is Infinite 38 (Deep ...

By David OM

£550

Painting Is Infinite 64 (GN-z1...

By David OM

£350

Painting Is Infinite 37 (Mars)...

By David OM

£280

Spacewalk 28

By David OM

£125

Painting is Infinite 24 (Sagit...

By David OM

£225

Spacewalk 27

By David OM

£150

Pii 41 (Supernova 1993J)

By David OM

£145

Spacewalk 33 [triptych]

By David OM

£220

Painting Is Infinite 61 (Jupit...

By David OM

£1250

King of Infinite Space ³

By David OM

£300

White Space Gallery 2

By David OM

£800

500 Seconds

By David OM

£950

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PII 56 (Apollo Moonwalk)

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Spacewalk 10

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Spacewalk 8 (Drift)

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Spacewalk 4

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Spacewalk 14

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Painting Is Infinite 28 (The P...

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Spacewalk 18

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Spacewalk 15

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Spacewalk 24

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Painting Is Infinite 34 (Pluto...

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Painting Is Infinite 36 (Solar...

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Painting Is Infinte 37 (Uranus...

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Painting Is Infinite 45 (Super...

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Spacewalk 20

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Spacewalk 21

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Spacewalk 25

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Painting Is Infinite 39 (Trife...

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PII40 Via Lattea (Milky Way)

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Pii 42 (M82)

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Pii 32 (Lynx Constellation wit...

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PII49 (Mars, Jupiter, Venus Al...

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Painting Is Infinite 44 (Blood...

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Pii 50 (Libra)

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Painting Is Infinte 51 (Capric...

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Painting Is Infinite 52 (Lia L...

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PII52 Starman Asterism

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White Space Gallery 1

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Painting Is Infinite 53 (The W...

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Spacewalk Return

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Painting Is Infinite 59 (Lunar...

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PII58 Mars

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Spacewalk 30

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Spacewalk 31

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Spacewalk 32 (Aurora)

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Spacewalk 36

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Painting Is Infinite 65 (NGC 4...

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Painting Is Infinite 66 (New Y...

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Painting Is Infinite 70 (Sun/R...

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Painting Is Infinite 75 (Earth...

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Painting Is Infinite 74 (Earth...

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Painting Is Infinite (Earthris...

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