Image

PETROL – Shoreditch/Westbourne Grove/Lille

PETROL - EQUILIBRIATING THE OMNIFARIOUS - solo exhibition by David Le Fleming 2009

6-27 Nov 2009
Signal Gallery – 96a Curtain Road, London

20 May – 27 June 2010
Apart Gallery – 133-137 Westbourne Grove, London

3-24 Dec 2010
Vertikall Galerie
– 4 Parvis Saint Maurice, Lille, France

Le Fleming pursues the next car bonnet series with an exploration of sameness and difference. The series Petrol is a set of oil portraits painted directly onto car bonnets in driving scenarios. Each piece represents a multifaceted study of one individual, multiplied or cloned several times to construct the driving scene and interaction with itself.

The study therefore is twofold, it focuses on the human tendency to connect similar looking groups and impress upon them intertwined fates, bonds, and communications that in many cases do not exist. At the same time the exploration allows Le Fleming space to portray many sides of an individual – many contemplative. Within the intimate confines of an automobile, this prompts the viewer to assess for themselves human bonds and the interconnectedness of our futures.

For Le Fleming the automobile is an ideal platform for addressing these ideas. The car in itself encompasses not only a notion of human progress and technological advancement, but also of separateness from each other. But stripping back the glass confines and exposing the human situation within, the shared human experience can be glimpsed.

Cinder under the door oil and enamel on Triumph bonnet - part of the exhibition by David Le Fleming, PETROL
Cinder under the door (2009)
oil and enamel on Triumph bonnet
1200 x 1068mm
Rolling in Kilburn (2009)
oil and enamel on Porsche bonnet
1305 x 1295mm
Rolling in Kilburn - oil and enamel on Porsche bonnet - part of the show PETROL 2009 by David Le Fleming
detail of ‘Rolling in Kilburn’
Bang biscuit oil and egg shell on car bonnet - painting by David Le Fleming, part of series PETROL 2009
Bang biscuit (2010)
oil and egg shell on car bonnet
1236 x 1055mm
bearded man, detail of an oil painting by artist Dave Le Fleming
detail of ‘Bang biscuit’
Painting by David Le Fleming - scene in the background is of Old Street roundabout, Shoreditch, London
detail of ‘Bang biscuit’
Spot looting oil and enamel on Triumph TR4 bonnet - painting by David Le Fleming 2009
Spot looting (2009)
oil and enamel on Triumph TR4 bonnet
1160 x 1340mm
oil and enamel on Triumph TR4, by New Zealand artist David Le Fleming
detail of ‘Spot looting’
Mino 000 – oil and oil based egg shell on Morris Minor boot – 880 x 800mm
Mino 000 (2009)
oil and egg shell on Morris Minor boot
880 x 800mm
oil painting of Chris Webster on a Moris Minor boot. he is holding an icecream
detail of ‘Mino 000’
‘Cinder under the door’ photographed by Old Street roundabout, London 2009
TRIUMPH - PETROL 2009 by David Le Fleming
Image

Morri’s Gumpy – W1 London

Invitation to David Le Fleming's exhibition Morri's Gumpy

12-29 June 2008
Window box
80 Charlotte Street, London W1

Window display on Charlotte Street
oil painting on a Morris Minor car bonnet by kiwi artist David Le Fleming
Goober Gumptions (2008)
oil and enamel on car bonnet
1250 x 1060mm
Shuttle Cock Grand Prix (2008) by New Zealand artist Dave Le Fleming. Morris Minor bonnet
Shuttle Cock Grand Prix (2008)
oil and enamel on car bonnet
1250 x 1060mm
Casio Pacific - oil and enamel painting on Morris Minor bonnet, by David Le Fleming
Casio Pacific (2008)
oil and enamel on car bonnet
1250 x 1060mm
1.9_Morri

Image

Saltarello – W1 London

12 – 29 June 2008
Window box
80 Charlotte Street, London W1A 1AQ

She Mantis by New Zealand painter David Le Fleming, featuring a woman standing infront of a typographic arrangement
She Mantis (2008)
oil and enamel on canvas
880 x 880mm
oil painting on canvas by Dave Le Fleming, featuring a woman holding her hand to her head, corner motif of rabbit hopping to horizonunning t
Pivot (2008)
oil and enamel on canvas
880 x 880mm
painting of two men arm wrestling, painted with a pink palet, one of the chaps has a flower behind ear and a heart enblazoned on shoulder
Saltarello (2008)
oil and enamel on canvas
253 x 253mm
painting of a woman wearing swimsuit and flippers, a spherical graphic in the background with the words Scuba disco
Scuba disco (2008)
oil and enamel on canvas
340 x 305mm
painting by David Le Fleming of a chap wrestling with a tyre
Terry Tyre Flip (2008)
oil and enamel on canvas
340 x 340mm
painting of a bearded chap drinking a beer, wearing a wool lined leather jacket
Centrifugal Steve (2008)
oil and enamel on canvas
340 x 340mm

Image

Making up for Lost Body Language – Wellington

1-1_bodylanguage-e1519029227433.jpg

Making up for lost body language
24 July – 16 August 2003

Anvil House, Suite 4, Level 1
138 Wakefield St, Wellington, New Zealand

Biggles - oil and enamel on Ford Prefect car bonnet - artwork by New Zealand artist David Le Fleming
Biggles (2003)
oil and enamel on bonnet
1040 x 1215mm
Humming in the stays (2003) oil and enamel on car bonnet by kiwi painter Dave Le Fleming
Humming in the stays (2003)
oil and enamel on car bonnet
1300 x 980mm
Mo Mo (2003) oil and enamel on car bonnet, by New Zealand painter David Le Fleming
Mo Mo (2003)
oil and enamel on car bonnet
1130 x 1030mm
Swanson Melt Loung (2003) oil and enamel on car bonnet by kiwi artist David Le Fleming - back painted with red enamel onto a green Hillman Hunter car part
Swanson Melt Loung (2003)
oil and enamel on car bonnet
1315 x 1120mm
Polar banding by New Zealand artist David Le Fleming
Polar banding (2003)
oil and enamel on car bonnet
1350 x 1120mm
Ruby red (2003) oil painting on Hilman Hunter bonnet by Dave Le Fleming
Ruby red (2003)
oil on car bonnet
1315 x 1120mm
Side landal pull (2003) oil painting by kiwi artist Dave Le Fleming - studio exhibition, Anvil House, Wakefield St
Side landal pull (2003)
oil and eggshell on bonnet
1195 x 1120mm
Courting the Spanda Flam (2003) oil painting on Bedford van bonnet by David Le Fleming
Courting the Spanda Flam (2003) oil and enamel on van bonnet 1220 x 520mm

 

5-1_bodylanguage
detail of ‘Courting the Spanda Flam’
Gene Service (2003) part of the exhibition Making up for lost body language by David Le Fleming
Gene Service (2003)
oil and enamel on lorry bonnet
1535 x 1110mm
oil painting on Mini Cooper bonnet by kiwi painter Dave Le Fleming
Pend a little (2003)
oil and enamel on Mini bonnet
965 x 640mm
oil painting of Nigel by Taranaki artist David Le Fleming
Stray yawns and ful bladders (2003)
oil and enamel on Mini bonnet
965 x 610mm
Palmerston North Please (2003) oil painting on Holden Kingswood bonnet by Dave Le Fleming o
Palmerston North Please (2003)
oil and enamel on car bonnet
1530 x 1320mm
6-0_bodylanguage
detail of ‘Palmerston North Please’
Image

no.2 Join the Hayboy Club – Wellington

no.2 join the hayboy club invite, an exhibition at Start Gallery on Willis Street, Wellington

27 May – 14 June 2003
Start Gallery
149 Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand

to grasp/ascertain an idea while maintaining high fashion
no.2 Join the Hayboy Club (2003)
oil and collage on wood
210 x 395mm
Perplexed man nipples, painting of a shirtless man by New Zealand artist David Le Fleming
Perplexed man nipples (2003)
oil and enamel on fibreglass panel
600 x 1210mm
Painting of abstracted people passing in the street
Just another bunch of vibrating molecules (2003)
oil and enamel on fibreglass panel
600 x 1210mm
Painting referenced from a prisoner of war camp in the Wairarapa during WW2
Doing time in kitchens (2003)
oil and enamel on fibreglass panels
1210 x 1210mm
Gathering edges (2003) - oil painting by New Zealand artist David Le Fleming
Gathering edges (2003)
oil on canvas
1000 x 790mm

Image

Barney’s World of Absolutes – Newtown, Wellington

Barney's World of Absolutes

14 September – 6 October 2001
Gallery on Riddiford
135 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand