British photographer David Scheinmann has moved from an award winning cutting edge commercial photographer into a contemporary artist. His work explores issues of cultural identity and popular iconography.
Scheinmann challenges, re-appropriates, and subverts our popular icons His series work looks at comic book heroes, boxers pop art, adult entertainers and advertising. A solo exhibition of Scheinmann’s work curated by Centro Andaluz de la Fotografia toured in Spain including a solo show at Canal de Isabel in Madrid. His work was also showcased at Royal Dublin Society Collective Contemporary Art in 2010 and has hung in the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Inspired by the recent visual explosion in Contemporary Chinese and Asian art, Scheinmann’s latest series on Asian Movie Icons is richly rendered in mixed media pigment and silkscreen hybrid prints and was first shown with Michael Hoppen Contemporary at Art Basel's Hong Kong Art Fair in 2012.