David Somerville is a painter, sculptor, filmmaker, composer and photographer living and working in London.
His work explores figurative compositions, abstract landscapes and cityscapes, the images emerging from a vast series of sketches and, drawings.
He composes music and creates films and photographs that reflect his immediate surroundings.
Somerville’s strength as a colourist is immediately apparent, the stillness of the figures and abstracted landscape compositions establish a clever and unusual rhythm of colour.
David treats the urban and rural landscape as an anthology of found images and it becomes possible to regard his work as a sort of “map” of these environments.
The figures are recollections or moments captured on film or in the sketch books. They are elements from real spaces, re- ordered to fashion a hybrid situation observed and translated into paint.
He distills a moment in time or a trace of experience for the viewer.