Drawing Biennial 2015

Exhibition: 5 March – 30 April · Auction: 16 April 10am – 30 April 9pm

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David Blandy

High Definition Lifestyle

Year 2015
Medium Pencil on paper
Dimensions 20.9 x 29.6 cm
Bidding Open Thu 16 April, 2015 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Thu 30 April, 2015 at 9:00pm
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David Blandy:

David Blandy (b.1976, London) lives and works in London. Blandy studied Sculpture at Chelsea College of Art 1995-98 and completed his MA in Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Art 2001-2003. In 2010 he was winner of "The Times/The South Bank Show Breakthrough Award", nominated as the representative for the Visual Arts. Recent exhibitions include: A-Z presents David Blandy, Four Quarters, London (2015), Biters: Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Iniva & 198 Gallery, London (2014), Anjin 1600: Edo Wonderpark, Rose Lipman Building, CREATE London (2013); Backgrounds, Seventeen Gallery, London & Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth (2013); Mobile Suit Academy, Peckham Space, London (2013); and Odysseys, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton; in association with Lighthouse as part of the Brighton Digital Festival (2012); David Blandy - Passage Of The Soul, Exeter Phoenix (2012); Artistic Dialogues II, David Blandy & Nilbar Güreş, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany (2011) and The Barefoot Lone Pilgrim, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2009). Selected group exhibitions include: Drawing Biennial 2015, Drawing Room, London (2015); NADA Miami 2014, Miami, USA (2014); ReMi, Bury Sculpture Centre (2014); Alternative 23, IMT Gallery, London (2014); Extinction Marathon: Visions of the Future, Serpentine Gallery, London (2014); Royale with Cheese, AICON Gallery, London (2009); Stranger Things Are Happening, Aspex, Portsmouth (2009); and Jerwood Moving Image Awards; The David Blandy Special, screening at 176 Project Space, London (2008). Blandy is represented by Seventeen gallery, London.

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“This drawing is of a tweet that I sent on January the 7th, in response to a video I had watched about a screen being sold specifically to display art. It was the style of the promotional video that intrigued me, as it seemed to distil several of the tropes of the internet video aesthetic, short depth of field, low key but enthusiastic voices, relaxed use of high end touch screen devices. There was a phrase that I had rattling in my head for a long time, that I found on the box of a video projector: "High Definition Lifestyle". So I started with that. Then I printed the tweet out and traced over it with pencil on 120g paper” David Blandy