Lot 130 - David Lock - Misfit
Lot 130 - David Lock - Misfit

Lot 130 - David Lock - Misfit

Watercolour and Pencil on Paper

David Lock’s paintings explore men and masculinities in a process of becoming. The paintings utilise a collagist approach. In the process of creating his ‘Misfit’ paintings, he makes collages culled from advertisements and imagery from mainstream magazines.  
In their making, the collages and subsequent paintings have a performative quality.  
Lock is investigating how to create a multitude of subject positions, upon which signifiers are free to float, shifting identification from one fragment to another. In this sense the paintings resist a single reading or viewpoint, and instead any reading is unmoored, fluid and contingent.  
A sense of vulnerability is reinforced by the paintings being composed from collaged elements.  
He was a Prizewinner in the ‘Creekside Open 2019’, selected by Sacha Craddock. 
In 2018, Lock’s painting ‘El Muniria’ was selected for the ‘John Moores Painting Prize’, after which, the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool purchased the painting for its permanent collection.  
He is a recipient of the prestigious Abbey award at the British School at Rome in 2012  
Recent exhibitions include 'RA Summer Exhibition 2021 at Royal Academy of Arts, ‘between parts undone - Paintings by David Lock, Gavin Maughfling and J. A Nicholls’ at studio1.1, London, and ‘Telescope’, at Jerwood Gallery Hastings. 
He is currently working on a commission for ‘Hospital Rooms’ for 2021. 
He lives and works in London. 


00-01 MA Fine Art Goldsmiths, London 
99-00 PG (Dip) Fine Art Goldsmiths, London 
95-99 BA (Hons) Fine Art University of Reading, Reading 
94-95 Art Foundation De-Montfort University, Leicester 


Solo Exhibitions 
2018 ‘Fragmented Eros’, studio.1.1, London 
2008 ‘John Jones Work on Paper Prize’, Zoo Art Fair, London 
2007 ‘Misfits & Maladies’, FRED London/Leipzig 
Recent Group Exhibitions 
2021 - ‘Darkness at Noon’, curated by Ruth Callard and Mimei Thompson, APT Gallery, London (forthcoming) 
‘Summer Exhibition’, Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece (forthcoming) 
‘Stand Close and Breath Me In’, curated by Enzo Marra, Oceans Apart, Salford travelling to Pineapple Black, Middlesborough (forthcoming) 
‘Bare Bones’, curated by Ian Thomas, AIRspace Projects, Sydney, Australia  
‘Miniatures and Masterstrokes’, Rye Art Gallery, East Sussex 
‘Summer (Winter) Exhibition’, Royal Academy of Arts, London 
‘John Lennon is Not Dead’, curated by Harry Pye, Stash Gallery at Vout O Reenees, London 
‘EXH 02’, Floorr Magazine, online exhibition.  
‘between parts undone – Paintings by David Lock, Gavin Maughfling, J.A Nicholls, studio1.1, London 
‘Creekside Open’, curated by Sacha Craddock, APT Gallery, London (Prizewinner) 
‘Telescope’, curated by Nigel Cooke, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings 
‘Rules of Freedom’, curated by Rosalind Davis, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London 
‘John Moores Painting Prize 2018’, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 
‘Creative Rage’, curated by Duovision Arts, Stoke Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Staffordshire 
‘The Performativity of Painting’, curated by Alex Roberts, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Greenwich