David Spriggs - Vision
Acrylic paint on multiple sheets of transparent film, display case, springs, lighting. 108 x 130 x 36 inches / 274 x 330 x 92 cm.
The work of David Spriggs lies in a space between the 2 and 3 dimensions. His installations use a technique he developed in 1999 using multiple painted layered images in space to create unique 3D ephemeral like forms. He explores the representation and strategies of power, the symbolic meanings of colour, movement, and the thresholds of form and perception. The subjects depicted in his work specifically relate to the breakdown and recreation of form and volume - as seen through his interest in cyclones, explosions, and forces. David Spriggs is currently is based in Montreal. He was born in 1978 in Manchester, England, and immigrated to Canada in 1992. He received his Master of Fine Arts from Concordia University, Montreal, and his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University in Vancouver. He has recently exhibited work at the Galerie de l'UQAM in Montreal, the Louis Vuitton Gallery in Macau, and at the Sharjah Biennal 9 in the UAE. His work can be found in the collections of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the National Museum of Quebec.