David Kenyon is an artist with a wide-ranging world view, addressing issues that inexorably affect us whether we are consciously aware or not. He produces art with emotive colour, vibrancy and energy, expressing the conflict between chaos and order. His paintings ask questions, they are not merely referential but take the viewer beyond a casual acquaintance, being neither safe, decorative or comforting.
Having studied at Kingston College of Art from 1961-1963 and then History of Art at University of Essex 1969-72, David has produced a significant portfolio of work. He has shown at exhibitions in London, Edinburgh, Colchester, Norfolk and Denmark. His work is represented in collections in New York, London, Edinburgh, Cape Town, Berlin, Hamburg, New Zealand, Norfolk (UK).
Working mostly with oil on canvas/board/paper with multiple tools, David has created a unique portfolio, concentrating on themes which are linked in series. In challenging received wisdom on the need for stylistic homogeneity he takes on an array of subjects and motifs, giving his work depth, emotional resonance and a jarring veracity. It is borne out in the studied and the spontaneous, achieved through artifice and chance, metaphor and allegory, a record of the dialogue between the artist, the subject and its making.