David Lock was born in Leicester in 1970, and currently lives and works in London. He graduated from Goldsmiths’ College, London with an MA in Fine Art in 2001, following a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from The University of Reading in 1999. He has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally. Following a solo show at Fred, London, Lock had a solo show at Zoo Art Fair, London, as a Prizewinner for the John Jones ‘Art on Paper’ acquisition award.
Through his Misfit paintings, 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. A sense of the uncanny is evoked by the paintings being composed from collaged elements.
Lock was a recipient of the prestigious Abbey Award, at the British School at Rome between October 2011-June 2012.