David Ameil is a French contemporary artist born in Clermont-Ferrand. Working in collage, he began creating posters and flyers for indie rock evenings during his studies in Marseille.
Nowadays, David Ameil gives life to a colourful, hedonistic and offbeat universe, by drawing his inspiration from rock music, lifestyle and surf culture. His imagination gives rise to an abundance of “ideal” cities and surreal stage sets; characters and fragments of architecture and pop cultures, sporadically picked from different times and places. The viewer’s gaze is pinged around each composition like a pinball, picking up bits of referred data at each new image, stimulating the spectrum of our feelings and perceptions.
Each work is a small world in itself which emanates a joy of life that this lover of the South-West coast of France cultivates with insolence, brushing our dreams before approaching our surreptitious fears. Because beyond the lightness and carelessness that emerge from these visual shambles, we see appearing a magnificent disappointment, staged often with humour. The artist likes to confuse the issue, cultivating the absurdity and extravagance with more or less esoteric details and pretence.
|2015||Art Bodensee – Messe GmbH Dornbirn||Dornbirn (Austria)||Group|
|2015||No exhibition title||5th Base Gallery London||Solo|
|2015||No exhibition title||Gallery Ricki Scopes – Riedlingen (Germany)||Group|
|2013||No exhibition title||Gallery Le HangArt Lourmarin||Group|
|2013||Affordable Art Fair – La Bellevilloise||Paris||Group|
|2012||No exhibition title||Gallery Dans le Ciel Mougins||Group|
|2011||No exhibition title||Beautiful Day – Andernos les Bains||Solo|
|2011||Small formats||Gallery Art and Miss Paris||Group|
|2011||No exhibition title||Villa Santuzza Arcachon||Solo|
|2011||No exhibition title||Gallery Carte Blanche Royan||Group|
|2011||No exhibition title||Gallery Brigitte Capy Hossegor||Group|
|2009, 2010, 2012||Surf Art Festival (MIACS) – garage Foch||Biarritz||Group|