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Surreal Pop-Art by David Faulk

A painting of a box chicken arguing with a fishUntitled

Today’s artist feature focuses on the artwork of David Faulk. David works in painting and costume design, creating exuberant and colourful works that express a sense of surreal pop-art playfulness.


A painting of an owl walking along a yellow path over a starry backgroundScenic

A screen capture of a painting gallery on David Faulk's websiteThe Box Chicken Land gallery on David's website

I find David’s costuming work particularly interesting. The garments that the artist produces are extremely flamboyant and would definitely turn heads if worn in public. Using bright colours and bizarre accents such as cut-out shapes, bits of foam and plastic and even household objects, David creates costume pieces that display a sharp character, both humorous and fantastical.


David’s Travel Land series combines photographs with painting. The images and Polaroid photos may be promotions for various tourist destinations, while the paintings are absurd and interact with the landscape in a cartoonish manner. The resulting cartoonish-ness bleeds over into the landscapes, creating strange realms that might be backgrounds for artistic animations. 


A costume made from a black mesh garment and coloured plastic cupsUntitled

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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