ABOUT THE ARTIST

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David Le Fleming

I like to mix painting techniques that, in the same frame, suggest a lens on time. I use conceptual and physical motifs to hint at other ways of seeing.

Line work features heavily, with elements like hair used as storytelling devices. Repeating and punctuated line-scapes abstractly plot narrative and character, the subject’s way of being and relevant context.

The surface is important to me. I often use found objects such as old metal with typography and defects that I work with and weave into the work. The past purposes of these surfaces illuminate one of my central themes: verifying the passage of time.

I’m from Manawatu in New Zealand’s North Island, and after 15 years working in London, now live and work in New Plymouth.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 Original Myth
Potocki Paterson
Wellington

2018 Scrapyard Saints
Potocki Paterson
Wellington

2016 Instruments of Possession
Potocki Paterson
Wellington

2015 Inflammable Liquids
See Studio
London

2009 Petrol
Signal Gallery
London

2008 Gullwing Mary and the Dannevirke Divas
Degree Art
London

2008 Morri’s Gumpy
Charlotte Street
London

2006 Ted Mongering
Foundry
London

2005 Saltarello
Charlotte Street
London

2005 Wagon
Foundry
London

2004 No Peerless Social Lion
Foundry
London

2003 Making up for Lost Body Language
Anvil House
Wellington

2003 No.2 Join the Hayboy Club
Start Gallery
Wellington

2002 Cordial Factions
Anvil House
Wellington

2002 Vocabulary Gone Feral
Walrus Gallery
Wellington

2001 Barney’s World of Absolutes
Gallery on Riddiford
Newtown, Wellington

2001 My Guru Needs Fixing
Rimu Street Gallery
Eastbourne, Wellington

2000 Sp Sp
John Street Grill
Newtown, Wellington

2000 Making Sense Between Planes
Aro Street Cafe
Wellington

1999 Come Frusion Tide
Brasserie XVI
Eastbourne, Wellington

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 Taranaki Arts Trail
Percy Thomson Gallery
Stratford

2017 Objects of Desire
Apart Gallery
London

2015 Lost and Found
James Freeman Gallery
London

2014 Apart Summer Show
Apart Gallery
London

2012 Apart Winter Show
Apart Gallery
London

2011 Generations
Saatchi Gallery & Chelsea Old Town Hall
London

2011 Apart Summer Show
Apart Gallery
London

2011 Configured
Signal Gallery
London

2010 From London to Lille
Vertikall Galerie
Lille

2010 Carrousel Du Louvre
Louvre
Paris

2010 10 Years Apart
Apart Gallery
London

2010 Cluster Fits Five
Foundry
London

2010 Jam 3
Vitry-sur-Seine
Paris

2009 Artists for Dalai Lama
Krauts Gallery
Köln & Frankfurt

2009 Cluster Fits
Foundry
London

2009 Go Figure
Krauts Gallery, UFO
Frankfurt

2008 House of Yamake
Apart Gallery
London

2008 Mixed Blessings
Signal Gallery
London

2005 Definition 5
Praxis Studios
London

2003 Agapemone
Wellington