La Obscuridad

Painting, 70cm H x 100cm W x 2 cm D

David Scholes

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La Incognita

Painting, 100cm H x 100cm W x 20 cm D

(b1968-, Peterborough, United Kingdom) makes paintings and conceptual artworks. By experimenting with aleatoric processes, Scholes tries to develop forms that do not follow logical criteria, but are based only on subjective associations and formal parallels, which incite the viewer to make new personal associations.

His paintings are based on formal associations which open a unique poetic vein. Multi-layered images arise in which the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain reality is questioned. By emphasising aesthetics, he seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events. Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life.

His works sometimes radiate a cold and latent violence. At times, disconcerting beauty emerges. The inherent visual seductiveness, along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning. By choosing mainly formal solutions, he formalises the coincidental and emphasises the conscious process of composition that is behind the seemingly random works. The thought processes, which are supposedly private, highly subjective and unfiltered in their references to dream worlds, are frequently revealed as assemblages.

His works feature coincidental, accidental and unexpected connections which make it possible to revise art history and, even better, to complement it. Combining unrelated aspects lead to surprising analogies.



Painting, 90cm H x 70cm W x 2 cm D



Painting, 120cm H x 150cm W x 25 cm D



Painting, 120cm H x 90cm W x 2 cm D


La Tempestad

Painting, 70cm H x 100cm W x 2 cm D


HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

Painting, 70cm H x 100cm W x 2 cm D



Painting, 80cm H x 120cm W x 5 cm D


Girl in the pink dress

Painting, 70cm H x 90cm W x 2 cm D



Painting, 80cm H x 120cm W x 6 cm D

La Obsesion

La obsesiĆ³n

Painting, 90cm H x 120cm W x 2 cm D

La Indulgencia_Acrylic on canvas_140x100cm_0710201

La Indulgencia

Painting, 150cm H x 120cm W x 2 cm D


Gilding the Lilly

Painting, 100cm H x 80cm W x 2 cm D



Painting, 140cm H x 100cm W x 2 cm D

La Obsesion-transicion - Copy

La Obsesion - transicion

Painting, 80cm H x 120cm W x 2 cm D



Painting, 120cm H x 150cm W x 2.5 cm D


Image of Odessa - Veronica's veil

Painting, 70cm H x 90cm W x 2 cm D

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