Artist Feature
Dave White

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Nelly Duff

By  Nelly Duff
27th February 2015

Dave White is a contemporary British artist whose work celebrates popular culture by interpreting emotive issues in a beautifully stylistic yet striking manner. White engages with his subjects through a textured visual language, whilst exploring the complex theme of endangered species.

White has enjoyed a growing success since the 90’s, having been selected for the Northern Graduates exhibition at the Royal College of Art in 1994, where he first exhibted animal portraiture. This was followed by an exhibition at Sotheby’s London to celebrate the Blue Cross centenary and continued with international art fairs.

In 2002, Dave pioneered the ‘Sneaker Art’ movement through his masterful execution of pop art inspired sneaker portraits, which has lead to fruitful and long-term collaborations with Nike and Jordan.

Dave white exhibits internationally throughout the USA, Europe and Asia.

Dave White's Process

This year Dave has launched his ‘Apex’ and ‘Albion’ collections, which showcase his amazing skill and understanding of his medium, as he explores the beauty and magnificence of endangered species and their means of survival.

Nelly is proud to release an incredible new limited edition print, which sees White’s ultimate predators surrounded by a sea of dazzling, white Diamond Dust.

Dave White's Artwork

Discuss Dave White

" The most important thing is to get people to re-engage with these animals, we totally forget we share our world with them! When you actually step back and see them again, it totally blows your mind"
Dave White, Apex 2014