Eight times Archibald Prize finalist, artist David Griggs creates vibrant, energetic paintings that exhume the raw undercurrents of a society and human conditions. Griggs is known for his bold anarchistic approach, drawing on personal experience, political imagery, popular culture and local crime histories. Often revealing the social hierarchies and underground culture of Manila, Philippines where he resided for 10 years. His major survey exhibition, BETWEEN NATURE AND SIN has been touring Australia from 2017-2019.
David Griggs Tracing the antiquity of Jewish alchemy; with Alexie Glass-Kantor, 2019; oil on canvas; diptych, each panel: 290 x 148.5 cm
David Griggs Wheel Wagon, 2018; oil on canvas; 214 × 167.5cm
Exhibition view, David Griggs, Palmtree Bass Budda, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery (6 October – 28 October 2017)
David Griggs Psychotropic vs sinthetic sin in the tropics, 2017; acrylic on canvas; 183.5 × 152.5cm
Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture), College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
Bachelor of Visual Art (Painting), Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Mankini Island, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
BETWEEN NATURE AND SIN, Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW; Glasshouse Regional Gallery, NSW; Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, NT; Redland Art Gallery, QLD; Cairns Art Gallery, QLD; Lismore Regional Gallery, NSW; Griffith Regional Art Gallery, NSW; Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW; Orange Regional Gallery, NSW and Bunjil Place Gallery, VIC
Heroes, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Palmtree, Bass, Budda, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney BETWEEN NATURE AND SIN, Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW
Horror Business, GAGPROJECTS/Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
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