Italian born Enrico David came to London to study fine art at Central Saint Martin's in the early 1990s and has lived and worked there ever since.
His early practise was sculpture based, but he became prominent for his two dimensional works on canvas. David has used techniques and material rooted in craft associations, such as embroidery and wool, but the scale and subject matter of his work clearly references painting traditions. David has made bodies of work that create large-scale figurative pieces featuring highly stylised characters. These and other sculptures are often created from a process of paper collaging from magazine sources, alongside drawing. His work has diversified into a range of media including fabric sculpture, furniture, and works on paper, describing a complex personal culture constructed from contemporary and historical sources.
David is Lecturer in Painting at the Slade School of Art in London and has exhibited in many group and solos shows internationally.