David Shillinglaw for Art on a Ukulele

David Shillinglaw, is a London-based artist born to British parents in Saudi Arabia. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2002 he has exhibited in galleries in Japan, China, The Gambia, Holland and key cities such as NY, London, Berlin and Istanbul. 

Shillinglaw’s work moves between street and studio, from small handmade book, to paintings on canvas, and large scale wall murals. He has also applied his fine art practice to a number of other contexts, which range from theatre set designs, to album cover designs. Past commissions include illustrations for The British Council Annual Report, murals for Converse and The Dulwich Picture House and a limited edition bag design for Agnes b.

“David is a mind adventurer, where the left half of the brain explores the right one. Unanswered, impulsive, instinctive and restless - David doesn’t paint or draw, he creates time. Evident in all his work is that David Shillinglaw is not afraid to humanise his art. He incorporates the perceptual concern of his journey as a man with his own sense of humour. The result is a powerful and fresh interpretation of everyday reality. His art has the appeal of Pop but a friendly, subtle, self-effacing Pop that presents the ordinary and delights the viewer when he shows that you have your best conversation with yourself." -Jaybo Monk

We invite you to take a look at David's Ukulele design. It's incredibly colourful, playful and is truly a beautiful one of a kind piece. We can't wait to see it played next month. To buy tickets to see this uke get played by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain along with 27 others designed by David's contemporaries, go to http://bit.ly/2qTFR0O.

David Shillinglaw

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