UWE Bristol

Drawing and Print

Class of 2018

David Dukes

For David Dukes, making artwork has always been a way of communicating his emotions. His work revolves around creating narratives within dystopian landscapes, using drawing and painting to help depict his inner thoughts. In recent years exploring composition, colour, perspective, and form has greatly informed his practice, allowing him to better achieve the ominous atmosphere that his work evokes. Citing Fritz Lang’s ‘Metropolis’ and images of the Nuremberg rallies as major inspirations, he has adapted the aesthetic to suit his own themes. Working from his imagination he employs the repeated use of vast spaces, cinematic compositions and condensed mass crowds, combined with sheer scale to induce an immersive experience for the viewer.