David OrmeShop prints
David Orme graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010 with an MA Fine Art. During his studies at the Royal College David was awarded the Villiers David Travel Award in 2009. He also contributed a large body of work to Lubok 8, an artists book, published in 2009. Prior to his MA he studied B.A (Hons) Interactive Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University, graduating in 2003. “Working predominantly in print and collage, human behaviour is at the core of my work. Drawing from a variety of sources, ethnographic and anthropological studies, folk art and personal experience, I construct uncanny, undecipherable social configurations. The ambiguous, sometimes amusing works investigate the awkward and the absurd in cultural traditions and the ritual of social interaction. Often confined by an imponderable darkness, themes of anxiety, desire, failure, mortality, are isolated and examined in their quasi-theatrical settings.” David Orme, September 2010 David’s Jealous Prize print edition is now held in the Victoria & Albert Museum Permanent Print Collection.