David Kilvington

Biography

David trained in fine art painting at the University of Brighton. Since leaving in 1991 he has held a number of successful international solo and group shows.

He deploys formal composition, lustrous colour and a superb painting skill to create artworks that push the boundaries of figurative art, displaying a strong painterly quality, supported by observational skills, drawing and a highly inventive imagination. His paintings often examine the abstruse unfolding of characters, always friends, confidants and his familiars; the paintings involve elements of eroticism, dark humour and keen observation. The narrative can be equivocal and double-edged. Disquiet, watchfulness and tension are implicit.

‘I am fascinated in how people are, the way they occupy space, how drama might be locked in the seemingly unexceptional, and to see if it can be revealed. I am intrigued by the alchemy at this moment of transformation.'

Curriculum Vitae

1965: Born, Wales

1991: Brighton Polytechnic

Artists In Residence

1991: Artists in Residence, Institute of Tropical Diseases, Heinrich Stemberger, Lenaugasse Vienna

1992-1995: Artists in Residence, The Creditanstalt Bank Vienna

Group Exhibitions

1992: Gallery Utraque Iungo, Vienna

1992: Wilde Contemporary Art, Mall Galleries, London

1992: Wilde Contemporary Art, South Audley Street Gallery, London

1993: Wilde Contemporary Art, The Hyde Park Gallery, London

1993: Gallery Utraque Iungo, Wasserturm, Vienna, Austria

1994: Wilde Contemporary Art, The Hyde Park Gallery, London

1994: Wilde Contemporary Art, Mall Galleries, London

1994: Connaught Brown Gallery, London

1995: Wilde Contemporary Art, Leonard Street Gallery, London

1995: Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo, Wales

1995: Gallery Utraque Iungo, Vienna, Austria

1996: Slaughterhouse Gallery, London

1996: Albemarle Gallery, London

1996: Wilde Contemporary Art, Leonard Street Gallery, London

1996: Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo, Wales

1996: Waterman Fine Art, London

1997: Gallery Utraque Iungo, Vienna, Austria

1997: Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo, Wales

1997: Albemarle Gallery, London

1997: Wilde Contemporary Art, Durlstone Manor, London

1997: Waterman Fine Art, London

1998: Gallery Utraque Iungo, Vienna

1998: Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo, Wales

1999: Gallery Utraque Iungo, Vienna, Austria

1999: Wilde Contemporary Art, Imperium, Durlstone Manor, London

1999: Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo, Wales

1999: New York Fair U.S.A

2000: Urbanscape: 21st century landfill, Mafuji Gallery, London

2000 – 2004: A period of travel

2004: Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo, Wales

2005: ‘My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun’ exhibition, Orange Moon Vienna

2005: Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo, Wales

2006: Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo, Wales

2009: The Rooms Gallery, Llandeilo, Wales

2010: Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo, Wales

2011: Fountain Fine Art

2013: Taith – “Dark is a way and light is a place”) Haus Wittgentstein Vienna Austria

2014: Taith – Portrait Orange Moon, Vienna Austria.

2015: Private Commisions & Work for Vitae.

2016: Vitae - Oriel Henry Thomas.

2017: Lion Street Gallery.

2018: Taith – Vienna.

2018: Taith – Pear Tree Barn Suffolk.

Exhibitions Organizer

http://taith.eu/

Journalism

2010-2011: Wales on Sunday- ‘David Kilvington: A Disorderly And Miscalculated Life’ – Sunday Column

Film of the Vienna Exhibition 2018

https://vimeo.com/264415848