Author: Charlotte Bearn

Spotlight On: David Spiller

As one of our most popular artists we thought it was about time to take detailed look at the work of David Spiller. A veteran of the British Pop Art scene Spiller has lightened up our lives with his loveable cartoon characters and lyrical phrases for many years.

Spiller was born in Kent in 1942 and as a child he was always enraptured with popular cartoons and would always copy the characters. It was this early passion that led him to the Slade in the 1960s.

Spotlight On: David Spiller | Image

Spotlight On: David Spiller | Image

Spotlight On: David Spiller | Image

He has never lost his love for characters such as Felix the Cat and has continued to use such images throughout his career. Minnie and Mickey, Popeye and Olive, Donald and Daisy, are familiar subjects that are instantly recognisable by one and all. Regardless of age and culture we instantly know who they are and what they represent. The fond memories they evoke mean his work is always uplifting and positive carrying with them the warmth of nostalgia.

Spotlight On: David Spiller | Image

Working largely on the floor, characters such as Donald and Daisy are stencilled by the artist, then graffitied over with a childlike scribble bringing bold splashes of colour to the pieces. The lyrical phrases are taken form songs he loves, from the likes of Bob Dylan, the Beatles and the lullabys sung to him as a child. Words such as “Stay forever young at heart “ and “All you have to do is Dream” are expressions that remind us to follow our dreams and stay true to our hearts

If you would like further information of available works or to enquire about other works and artist’s we have in the gallery please call +44 (0)1273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com

AFFORDABLE ART

CJP £75

Rewilderness - A3

29.7 x 42cm

£75

29.7 x 42cm

£85

45 x 45cm

£125

42 x 60 cm

Nothing Matters - Remix, 2020 Art Print by Dan Hillier
Exclusive

£98

42 x 42cm

Cats Pyramids

24.7 x 39cm

£35

24.7 x 39cm

Daffy (Red Stripe)

70 x 50cm

£100

70 x 50cm

Reginald Botanical

29.7 x 42cm

£60

29.7 x 42cm

£60

29.7 x 42cm

£100

33 X 48 cm

HOPE THAT KILLS YOU

21 x 29.7cm

£75

21 x 29.7cm

Cherry Drop

35 x 35cm

£65

35 x 35cm

Acne Pink

30 x 42cm

£125

30 x 42cm

Lemon Blossom 3

40 x 40cm

£55

40 x 40cm

£85

50.7 x 45cm

Ellipsis - Remix, 2020 Art Print by Dan Hillier
Exclusive

£98

42 x 42 cm

£100

50 x 50cm

Anyone for Tennis?

29.7 x 42 cm

£115

29.7 x 42 cm

BOUNCE! 2020

42 x 42cm

£125

42 x 42cm

The Sun Rises in the East Art Print by Hooksmith Press
Exclusive

£100

32 x 45cm

Bananas

29.7 x 42cm

£60

29.7 x 42cm

Patrick Art Print by Lee Ellis
Exclusive

Patrick

40 x 40cm

£75

40 x 40cm

Vintage Girl

70 x 100cm

£135

70 x 100cm

MK-Ultra II

19 x 19cm

£65

19 x 19cm

£100

29.7 x 42cm

Gorilla - Neon Pink

42 x 59.4cm

£125

42 x 59.4cm

I Love London

22 x 17 cm

£60

22 x 17 cm

Andy Warhol £22

£22

70 x 100 cm

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