David Shillinglaw's art explores themes of identity and the human condition, whether a complex anatomical diagram or simple stick man. Drawing on ideas from ancient mythology as well as popular culture, the artist creates a dialogue between the historic and the contemporary. Shillinglaw often paints directly onto found objects, forging a candid relationship between himself and his shifting environment.
Shillinglaw's work moves between street and studio, from small hand made books, to paintings on canvas and large-scale wall murals.
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