David Puck is an amateur young independent traditional figurative painter, primarily working in spray paint and acrylic/oil, both in studio and as public murals.
Their work looks at depiction of the queer and fringe – playing with the relationship between abstraction and realism, through bold colour and energetic mark-making – reflecting questions of individuality, normative culture and identity in the contemporary context.
In particular they work closely with local queer communities and artists, drawing from their own experience as a queer performance artist and queer community organiser.
They live nomadically and are currently based in California, USA.
Their work has been featured by sites such as Buzzfeed, Threadless and Twinings, and in magazines such as Borealis and Leur.
Online advocates include Jinkx Monsoon, Bendelacreme, Miz Cracker, Uglyworldwide, Meatball and Imp Kid. Collectors include Mayim Bialik (TV’s ‘Blossom’ and ‘Amy’ of The Big Bang Theory).
They’ve painted murals in Germany, Denmark, The UK, The Canary Islands, Nicaragua, Guatemala and USA – including as part of the Meeting Of Styles street art festivals.
‘Life imitates Art’ series
Self-portrait of David Puck with their painted self-portrait