Painter and printmaker David Wightman creates vibrant abstract impressions of rocky terrains and mountainous landscapes. Formed of harmonious compositions and dark, atmospheric skies, David imagines far flung places and instills a sense of fantasy into them. His style is characterised by rich colours, sharp shapes and a geometric abstract aesthetic. The texture of each piece is achieved by the overlapping of collaged wallpaper alongside the gradual shifts in colour. Enhanced, exaggerated and often abstracted, colour is a key component to David’s art.
David Wightman’s Education and Exhibitions
David was born in Stockport, Greater Manchester in 1980, and now resides in London. After graduating with a BA in Fine Art from Middlesex University, David went on to complete an MA in Painting from The Royal College of Art in 2003. Since graduating, David has shown his work in countless group and solo shows, with a selection of his most recent exhibitions held in galleries across Montreal, New York, Singapore and London.
David’s approach is unique in that he responds to landscapes in an abstract manner, whilst adhering to a Pop Art style. His visual language is both expressive and refined, and over the years has led to collaborations with publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, The Guardian, The Times, The Financial Times and The World of Interiors. The graphic appearance of David’s art caught the eye of fashion label Akris and in 2014 David collaborated with them for their Fall / Winter 2014/15 collection.
Find out more about David Wightman’s Wallpaper Landscapes in our catch up with the artist.