About the artworkScreenprint designed and hand printed by David Studwell, signed and numbered on the front
David Studwell combines traditional printmaking techniques with a modern approach to create dynamic and vibrant artwork. The bulk of prints he produces are made via long-established processes such as block and screen-printing, while occasionally incorporating collage into his work.
He is influenced by popular culture, cult movies and Pop Art in particular, which is evident in his extensive and exciting range of prints.
Having studied art and design at the prestigious Central Saint Martins, Studwell joined a printmaking studio in West London. He has exhibited in â€˜The London Print Studioâ€™ where he makes the majority of his work as well as showing in other galleries in London and the USA.
Studwell often uses figures that are synonymous with certain eras, in particularly the swinging sixties. Icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Steve McQueen and Elizabeth Taylor all crop up in his prints evoking a strong sense of nostalgia. He borrows images of these timeless stars and reinvents them by incorporating his own unique style during the creative process.
Studwell's bold and vividly colored prints bring elements of the past into the present.
Davidâ€™s work has been featured in several magazine publications including; GQ and Elle. His work has also been featured in the French broadsheet, Le Monde diplomatique a number of times.