Previously at the ICA - Exhibitions
27 Sep 2007 – 11 Nov 2007
"He is a brilliant and authentically creative stylist who has digested everything from Venice carnival to Picasso's 1920s classical period, late Malevich, Joe Orton and Francis Bacon... This is the kind of exhibition that made the ICA famous 50 years ago: it has a classic quality that reminds you these galleries saw the birth of pop art. Here is... the anti-hero of art in our time." ***** Jonathan Jones, The Guardian.
"Enrico David is one of the most intriguing artists working in Britain today... The installations in the ICA's upper galleries are stunning." **** Ben Lewis, Evening Standard
"David mixes darkness with his double entendres to attain an awkward and often awful grandeur." **** Martin Coomer, Time Out
This is the first major public exhibition by artist Enrico David, including paintings, works on paper, sculptures and vitrines from the last five years, as well as two large-scale installations. David is Italian by birth but based in London, and over the last decade has quietly established a reputation as one of Britain's most original artists. This exhibition will demonstrate some of the ongoing strands within his work, which borrows from craft and design techniques and often features stylised figures staged within erotic or tragic-comic scenarios.