Postmodern, premodern, new realist, magic realist; David Piddock’s work has been called all these things. Idiosyncratic certainly, his work presents a semi-fictional London where imagery is often plundered from the past to inform the present. Anything from a tiny early Italian carving to a monumental mannerist sculpture might materialise in unexpected places like London’s Embankment or the Thames Path adjacent to the City. In broader terms, he looks for innovation within established traditions.
Piddock studied at the Royal Academy Schools in the mid1980s. He is represented by Adam Gallery and has many works in private and public collections including the Museum of London. He was recently awarded the inaugural art prize presented by the Moth, an Irish based arts and literature magazine.
Featured Image: David Piddock, Give Me Strength, 2016, Oil on Gesso Board, 123 x 153 x 4cm (48.4 x 60.2 x 1.6in.)