David Ameil



David Ameil
David Ameil
February 13, 2015
Nina Karaicic is a journalist with experience in TV and radio media. Born in 1989, she had studied at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (Journalism). Interests: Photography, Art, Film, Folklore, Video Games

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.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
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 BiarritzGroup