David Bray (b. 1970) is a London-based illustrator and painter. He has been working as an illustrator since his graduation from Central St. Martins London in 1992. With the current lockdown/quarantine, the need for escape is felt keener than ever. Bray has returned to working in his own headspace but creating imaginary views of the outside world, finding peace with an inner journey. Bray continues effortlessly to evolve, changing his style now more than ever embracing new challenges. The collection of landscapes carries the same finesse and accuracy that show how the roots of each new direction chosen bare the inherent passion and style in the work that came before.
Since 2006, he has been exhibiting as an artist with solo exhibitions in London, Los Angeles, Portland and in group exhibitions across Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris, Amsterdam and more. Recently, he participated in Vienna’s Fine Art Academy’s Dark Energy, Feminist Organising, Working Collectively in 2019 and collaborated with Help Refugees UK Choose Love on a number of projects that have been exhibited in Somerset House and Saatchi Gallery in 2019. He also collaborated with commercial clients include such brands as Agent Provocateur, Puma, Absolut, MTV, BBC Television, Harvey Nichols’, Canon and Vodafone. Some of his paintings are in private collections. His collaboration with photographer Tim Bret Day for the Harvey Nichols’ campaign HN on Earth’ is in the permanent poster collection at the Louvre, Paris.
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