David Spiller

Born 1942 

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Born 1942. Spiller's art is filled with life and energy, and compresses a world of influences, ideas and impressions. His first teacher was Frank Auerbach, but other influences include Picasso and Dubuffet. Spiller's art is a blend of styles, mixing the hard-hitting immediacy of Pop art - its bright colours, punchy texts and clean lines - with a deceptively simple expressionism. To these striking images, he has added another layer of intuitive freehand texts that include lines from his favourite songs (by the Beatles, Bob Dylan and other recognisable pop numbers that have seeped into his consciousness). Simultaneously fun and sincere, his work captures the imagination of adults and children alike.