David Burrows (artist)

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David Burrows (born 1965) is a British artist and writer. His work consists of drawings and paint-spattered, debris-littered, haphazard installations.[1] He writes articles on art and aesthetics and is the editor of Article Press at Birmingham City University. He is a lecturer in Fine Art at Slade School of Fine Art, where his research interests include the depictions of events and aftermaths, utopian narratives and indexical art practices.

Life and work[edit]

Burrows was born in London and obtained an MA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College in 1994. Between 1993 and 1995 he was a member of the art collective BANK with Simon Bedwell, John Russell, Milly Thompson and Andrew Williamson. In 2001 he was shortlisted for the Beck's Futures art prize.[2] He collaborates with Simon O’Sullivan to create the fictional group Plastique Fantastique, who employ ritualised performance to manifest human and inhuman avatars who deliver communiqués from the past and the future.[3]

Solo exhibitions include Praz-Delavallade, Paris (2001); fa projects, London (2002);[4] Fredericke Taylor Gallery, New York (2002); Note, Arezzo (2002). Burrows' practice also includes collaborations, most recently with DJ Simpson at Artspace Sydney as part of an Arts Council England International Residency in 2003. Burrows received a Paul Hamlyn Award for Visual Artists in 2002.

He is represented by IMT Gallery, London.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ bbc.co.uk, Southampton, Jan 27, 2005., accessed May 3, 2008.
  2. ^ bbc.co.uk, April 10, 2001, accessed May 3, 2008.
  3. ^ [1], accessed September 15, 2010.
  4. ^ Tim Morton, David Burrows, Freize, April 2002.