DAVID HOLLIER

 

Was born in Wolverhampton, England in 1971. He got his Bachelors degree in Visual Art from the University of Northumbria, and his Masters degree in Computer imaging and animation from London Guildhall University. He has been living and working in Brooklyn, New York since 2002, where he divides his time between painting and teaching at Parsons The Newschool for Design in New York City (Adjunct Professor since 2005). He sold his first painting when he was only 15 years old, and has been exhibited in solo and group shows around the world.

Hollier’s work depicts a series of formidable and iconic images created entirely of text and words, in the form of verse or prose. Dubbed 'Imago Verbosa' (meaning 'An Image made of Words') by the artist, the works are individually hand painted in Acrylic, Indian Ink, or typed on a vintage typewriter.
Works from his collection include a portrait of John F Kennedy with words from a speech he gave to The National Press Association, Gandhi with words from an essay he wrote on Non-Violent Resistance (or Satyagraha) and David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust with the words to ‘Space Oddity’. Notable pieces from his latest collection include Sir Winston Churchill, Joe Namath, Lady Gaga and Ronald Reagan, with words from his famous1987 Berlinspeech.  


Hollier is also showcasing a piece typed on a vintage wide-carriage Olympia of Barack Obama with his entire 2015 Selma speech and an 8 foot square Jimi Hendrix promoting David Hollier's rise in producing large mural commissions.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe (Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend), 2016 Size: 56" x 48" Medium: Acrylic on Board Price Upon Request

Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison ('Break on Through' and 'The End' by The Doors), 2016 Size: 47" x 47" Medium: Acrylic on Board Price Upon Request

Grand Master Flash and The Furious F

The Message by Grand Master Flash and The Furious Five, 2013 Size: 34" x 48” Medium: Acrylic on Board Price Upon Request

Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson,(Generation of Swine), 2013 Size: 38" x 44” Medium: Acrylic on Board Price Upon Request

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain (Smells Like Teen Spirit - Serve the Servants and All Apologies), 2016 Size: 47" x 47" Medium: Acrylic on Board Price Upon Request

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix (Fire, Voodoo Child and Are You Experienced?), 2016 Size: 41" x 41" Medium: Acrylic on Board Price Upon Request

Jimmy Stewart

Jimmy Stewart (‘It’s a Wonderful Life’), 2013 Size: 28" x 40” Medium: Pen and Ink Price Upon Request

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan (1987 Berlin Speech), 2016 Size: 48" x 28" Medium: Acrylic on Board Price Upon Request

Two Dollar Bill

“Two Dollar Bill (Declaration of Independence)”, 2013 Size: 32" x 74" Medium: Acrylic on Board Price Upon Request Price Upon Request

Che

Che (text: "Guerrilla Warfare" by Ernesto Che Guevara) Size: 33" x 40" Medium: Acrylic on Board Price Upon Request

Joe Namath

Joe Namath - Career Stats Size: 44" x 68" Medium: Acrylic on Board Price Upon Request

Grace Jones

Grace Jones (text: "Pull up to the bumper, baby") Size: 30" x 24" inches Medium: 22c gold leaf and acrylic on canvas Price Upon Request

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin (Text: "Led Zeppelin 4"), 2016 Size: 90" x 44" Medium: Acrylic on Board Price Upon Request

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