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David Bance
(29 years old. Born in United Kingdom. Lives in: Nottingham)
Nottingham Trent

My work explores ideas of the ego within art, the artist’s role in contemporary society, the parameters of success, failure and the insecurities of the artist within a world increasingly detached from the modernist genius-hero ideal. In order to discuss these issues I adopt the role of the painter. The works act as the apparatus in an ongoing performance, in which the viewer becomes a participant. The work can be viewed in the past tense; as anecdotal, the residue of an act of artistic struggle, or maverick brilliance. In the present, as an ongoing performance; the viewer is asked to buy into the fiction, thus further strengthening its mythology. Or as a future event, the works are props, stored and ready for a future performance.
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Work of art I would like to make

The works will combine to create a space in which a personal mythology will be played out. Combining romanticism, ideas of the avant-garde and maverick aspirations with failure, humour and irony. Balancing sincerity with performance to question the position of the ego within art, and the artist within contemporary society.
My Artworks (2)
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