‘from the crowd I face myself’. “Strangers are exciting, their mystery never ends. But, there's nothing like looking at your own history in the faces of your friends.” www.heseltinegallery.com/exhibition/f-l-u-x-2
I don't set out to produce art about one subject or another. I usually spontaneously respond to an emotive thought or feeling. I didn't set out to be a figurative artist or to create artwork relating to social commentary but over the last seven years my work has evolved in this respect.
I painted 'Crowd Series' whilst studying at Falmouth College of Art. This body of work was exhibited at The Sir John Cheshire Gallery in St Hellier, Jersey. Largely influenced by Juan Munoz, looking at crowd forms and relationships. ‘Crowd Series’ www.david-chisholm.com
My work is concerned with the figure and human form, abstracting contour, shapes and lines. I am interested in isolating these elements. My intention is to make the viewer look at them in their own right; I intentionally remove and disassociate the subjects from their environment. I overlay and merge these shapes creating confusion and complication. I investigate positives and negatives to encapsulate mood, emotion, disposition, association and interaction.
1978 – 1979 – Foundation in Art and Design – St Martins - London
1998 – 2006 – Graphic Designer - Self Employed
2007 – 2009 – Diploma - Art & Design – Falmouth College of Art
2009 – 2013 – BA Hons Degree in Fine Art - Falmouth University College
2013 – Present – Elected member of the NSA (Newlyn Society of Artists)
2014 – Present – Elected onto the committee of the NSA
2015 - Present - Elected as Chair of the NSA