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 Central Saint Martins, Studwell went on to work in the Television and Film industry for a number of years and later joined London Print Studio. He has exhibited in various galleries in London as well as the SOMArts Centre in San Fransisco.
Studwell often uses figures that are synonymous with certain eras, particularly in the swinging 60’s. 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 coloured prints bring elements of the past into the present.