DAVID WILLIAMSON

David Williamson began his career in the arts at the tender age of 4, his earliest commissions were for his Grandmother, drawing and selling pictures of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in exchange for money to buy sweets and collectible cards featuring the aforementioned characters (although unaware at the time these were his earliest Pop Art works). He continued his training in the arts eventually studying Printmaking at KIAD in Maidstone, the town he now calls home. After finishing University and working for several years in Digital Design & Marketing, and Screen Printing he began his exploration into Augmented Reality. A cornerstone of David's practice is his innovation, experimentation and creation of a new way for artists to fuse traditional methods and practices, with newer media, such as animation, digital manipulation and 3D design.

 

His work is inspired by Pop Artists such as Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen, Roy Lichtenstein, renaissance sculptors such as Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Michelangelo, and classic sci-fi movies like Blade Runner, Minority Report and of course They Live. David sees his work as reflective of a world overrun by science fiction tropes; Corporations dominate. Celebrities run for President. Advertising permeates further and further into our everyday lives via smartphones, and other devices. Culturally we nostalgically reflect on and recombine icons and and style movements of yesteryear with ‘the next big thing’.

 

David has exhibited his Augmented Art internationally, taking part in shows from the Olympic Stadium in Munich, to the Tate Modern, as well as exhibiting alongside household names such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Eelus. He has gained international acclaim in the field of Augmented reality as a pioneer of the Augmented Arts.