David Auborn makes final 15 in prestigious competition.
06 Jul 2016
David Auborn who graduated with a Fine Art Painting BA(Hons) in 2013 has been selected as one of 15 finalists in the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2016.
An associated exhibition will take place at The Riverside Gallery in Richmond, London, and will run from 10 September - 22 October, 2016. The show will then travel to the Huddersfield Art Gallery and will run 5 November, 2016 - 28 January 2017.
David, who has been offered a place at the Royal College of Art this September, describes his approach to painting: “I paint to respond to my instincts and to make sense of what it is to be here on the earth right now. My love of paint, the act of painting and all its processes form the basis of my practice, and the way it can not only mimic but also parallel our relationships with the world and with each other.
“My subject matter spans a wide range of apparently disparate strands, including cell behaviour, human interaction, the weights and stresses of large buildings and structures. In my work, the act of applying and manipulating paint is a close metaphor for the tugs and demands of life, whether this is purely material or representing psychological and emotional pulls.
“Through painting I enjoy how all aspects of culture I encounter directly or indirectly inform my practice, and reveal in the work and its processes an idea of how I perceive the world personally and globally, but also how painting relates to the wider world too. This journey of discovery and potential motivates and fascinates me as an artist.” He added: “It’s such an exciting time for me, and I definitely wouldn't be where I am if I hadn't studied at Brighton.”