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David Studwell

David Studwell is a contemporary British artist and print maker who studied at Central St Martins School of Art. Having worked as an artist for over 20 years, Studwell harnesses the spirit of the sixties and seventies, the cult of celebrity and the legacy of Warhol to produce iconic screen prints. His works explore the darker side of fame, nostalgia and Americana-police mug shots of well-known stars show them at their most vulnerable, or at their most defiant. Private moments of icons at screen tests or during reflection become graphically public, produced in bold and vivid colours. Studwell’s work also tracks the legacy of photography, technology and photographers in the 20th century.

Studwell worked with Sir Elton John and renowned photographer Terry O’Neill to produce ‘Elton John: Home Run-Dodger Stadium 1975,’ a six-colour screen print with diamond dust. The print is a re-working of Terry’s iconic photograph, capturing Elton at the height of his fame in 1975. Studwell also uses the advancement in technology to his advantage to add more sophistication and dynamic layers to his work. “It’s the technology that enables me to bring those images from the bygone eras into the present.”

Throughout late 2018 David’s work was heavily featured in the UK’s national press. It was decided that a few co-signed copies of the Elton John piece would be produced aside from the edition and that one would be sold at auction in the lead-up to Christmas with all profits going to the Elton John Aids Foundation. The work was promoted and auctioned through the London Evening Standard newspaper, selling for a sum in excess of £12,000.

Since having trained at St Martins School of Art, David’s skills have been honed over some twenty plus years, marking him out as a true professional. This quality has already placed David’s work firmly in the canon of numerous top tier private celebrity art collections, including those of Kate Moss, Sheryl Crow and Nile Rodgers. Studwell’s work harnesses the true spirit of the fifties, sixties and seventies. His art offers a crisp commentary on the cult of celebrity following in the direct legacy of Andy Warhol and the sixties Pop Art movement.

Studwell works through the medium of Silkscreen printing with the use of bold and vibrant colour and a very demanding level of technical precision. He often incorporates the use of razor-sharp diamond dust to finish his works. The signature Studwell look is one of a high-end classic Hollywood glamour which evokes high fashion whilst eschewing passing fads. “I feel that I’m different to many artists in the sense that my work harks back to bygone eras. The golden age of Hollywood, the fifties and the sixties have always attracted me. My focus is on a period when the word ‘celebrity’ actually meant something. Unlike today when reality TV or social media springboards unknowns into the spotlight.” Unlike the Street, Urban and Punk movements which grew from their sixties mother like angry bastard children, Studwell’s work is the pure-bred heir. His silkscreens directly reference the counterculture cool of the sixties and seventies, with a cutting-edge contemporary style apparent in his striking juxtapositions of beauty, fame and stardom with a technicolour expose of inner vulnerability. Studwell has gone back to the past in order to comment on the present. “My motive is to explore celebrity, it’s dark side as well as what we see in magazines or on TV. That is why I create the mugshots –to display the flaws celebrities have –to prove they are only human like you or me. I also want to recreate the mood and glamour of those bygone eras, whilst putting my own unique contemporary stamp on each piece.”

Screen print of Amy Winehouse created by artist David Studwell

Amy Winehouse

Limited edition screen print with diamond dust of Amy Winehouse by artist David Studwell.

Prices from £400.00
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Pink version screen print of Amy Winehouse created by artist David Studwell

Amy Winehouse

Limited edition pink screen print of Amy Winehouse embellished with hand-applied diamond dust by artist David Studwell

Prices from £600.00
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Screen print of David Bowie created by artist David Studwell

David Bowie

Limited edition screen print of David Bowie mugshot created by artist David Studwell

Prices from £300.00
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Elton John (EJ001DAST)

Elton John

Limited edition screen print created by David Studwell in collaboration with Elton John & Terry O'Neill

Prices from £1,650.00
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Mugshot screen print of Elvis Presley created by artist David Studwell

Elvis Presley

Limited edition screen print of Elvis Presley created by artist David Studwell, based on a mugshot taken in 1956.

Prices from £300.00
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Screen print of Frank Sinatra created by artist David Studwell

Frank Sinatra

Limited edition screen print of a mugshot of Frank Sinatra created by David Studwell

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Yrellow screen print of Johnny Cash created by artist David Studwell

Johnny Cash

Gold limited edition screen print of a Johnny Cash mugshot created by artist David Studwell

Prices from £300.00
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Blue screen print of Liam Gallagher created by artist David Studwell

Liam Gallagher

Blue limited edition screen print of Liam Gallagher by David Studwell embellished with diamond dust

Prices from £700.00
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Orange screen print of Liam Gallagher created by artist David Studwell

Liam Gallagher

Orange limited edition screen print of Liam Gallagher by David Studwell

Prices from £600.00
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Platinum screen print of Liam Gallagher created by artist David Studwell

Liam Gallagher

Platinum limited edition screen print of Liam Gallagher wearing his trademark parka

Prices from £600.00
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Pink screen print of Liam Gallagher created by artist David Studwell

Liam Gallagher

Pink limited edition screen print of Liam Gallagher by David Studwell embellished with diamond dust

Prices from £700.00
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Screen print of Prince created by artist David Studwell

Prince

Limited edition screen print of a mugshot of Prince created by artist David Studwell

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