David Spiller



David Spiller


With a penchant for primary-coloured Disney characters and popular song lyrics, Slade School alumnus Spiller (1942-2019) created screen prints packed with vibrant energy. Combining the expressionist influence of his former tutor Frank Auerbach with a love of Pop Art and graffiti, his pieces feature love-token scribbles over bold typographic statements or two-dimensional renderings of familiar animated characters. Reflecting Spiller’s upbeat character, the resulting works are the perfect antidote to 21st-century cynicism.


Did you know?

A teenage Spiller was accidentally shot in the shoulder during a meeting of the Swanley Army Cadets: the resulting scars served as a lifelong chat-up line.

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Notable Collections

Morgan Stanley Bank, Frankfurt, Germany

Belgacom, Brussels, Belgium

Hanwon Museum, Seoul, South Korea

Collection UCL, London, UK

Foundation Carmignac, Paris, France

Gestion, Paris, France

Notable Exhibitions

'Woord & Beeld' Museum, Hedendaagse Kunst Utrecht, Netherlands

Gallery Moderne Silkeborg, Denmark, 2011

Guy Pieters Gallerie Knokke, Belgium, 2011

Villegle Museum Saint Gratien, France, 2010

Galerie Moderne, Silkeborg, Denmark, 2009

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