David Blandy

Lives and works in London, UK

From The Underground, 2006
From The Underground, 2006

David Blandyís work deals with his problematic relationship with popular culture, highlighting the slippage and tension between fantasy and reality in everyday life.

Blandy is the young white man mouthing the words to the underground soul classic 'Is it because I'm black' in Hollow bones; the individual being taught how to make art by the deceased martial arts star Bruce Lee. Blandy, like many of us, is searching for his cultural position in the world. He often uses humour to ask the difficult question of just how much the self is formed by the mass media of records, films and television, and whether he, or indeed we, have an identity outside that.

Recent projects include exhibitions at Baltic, Newcastle; Aspex, Portsmouth and Crossroads, a new film exploring his search for Blues legend Robert Johnson, screened at Spike Island, Bristol.

The artist was in the following exhibition:
Media Attention
This artist is featured in:
One In The Other

Links :
  • From The Underground, 2006