Workers’ Playtime, David Theobald
David Theobald is a video artist born in the UK in 1965. Although originally trained as a chemical engineer, he pursued a career in finance for fifteen years, living both in New York and London. Nine years ago he decided to change profession and dedicate himself to becoming a full-time artist. Most recently, his main works have been animations structured from rendered objects, photographs or scanned images, blending these together to create a familiar yet alien environment. These may be structured as conventional films or as continuous loops with no discernible beginning or end.
Recent exhibitions include Tenderflix 2011, Re: Animate at the Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales, ev+a in Limerick, Ireland, the Cube Open 2010, the Celeste Art Prize 09 in Berlin, Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2008, ArtSway Open 08 and Open 07. David’s work was also included in Figuring Landscapes, a touring exhibition of film and video that showed at major art venues throughout the UK and Australia. David curated the exhibition Modern Times at the Vegas Gallery and was also winner of the Open West 2011. David is an Associate Lecturer at Wimbledon College of Art, part of University of the Arts London.
Workers’ Playtime, 2011
Deepest Sympathy, 2011
Modern Times, 2009
The Winnersh Triangle, 2009
New Atlantis, 2008