Nybrogatan 32, Stockholm
Storbritannien, född 1972
Live For It
Akvarell med papperscollage, 160 x 114 cm.
Watercolour with paper cut out.
Galleri Axel Mörner, Stockholm
Futures for the Young, Galleri Axel Mörner, Stockholm 1998
David Thorpe's work is concerned with the relationship between objects and their makers, with a particular interest in the role of craft and labour in handmade design and art. "I'm playing with certain associations," he has said, "slightly New Age, slightly Space Age, slightly threatening.I'm absolutely in love with people who build up their own systems of belief." This idea is reflected in works that variously reference modernist principles of object-making, utopian social architecture, Japanese woodblock prints, and Victorian paper-cutting.