David Haines

David Haines

Born in the UK in 1969, lives and works in Amsterdam

Still Life with Screen, Cutout and Chicken legs, 2017. 50,5 x 56 cm. Photo by Gert Jan van Rooij. Your Fluffer, 2017. Pencil on paper. 205 x 184 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Still Life with Flyer (Habibi), 2017. Pencil on paper. 36 x 27,5 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Exhibition A Fragile Membrane, Upstream Gallery 2017. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Dylan's Reflection, 2017. Pencil on paper. 17,5 x 14 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Exhibition A Fragile Membrane, Upstream Gallery 2017. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Meatboy and Bob Starr, 2016. Pencil on paper. 140 x 201 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Meatboy and Bob Starr, 2016. Pencil on paper. 140 x 201 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. 'Still Life with Heart, iPad and Party Drugs' 2015, graphite and nero pencil on paper, 33.3 x 29 cm. 'Casper With Gloves and Sneakers' 2015, graphite and nero pencil on paper, 164 x 129 cm. David Haines, Portrait of a Boy with Two Hearts, 2015. Graphite and nero pencil on paper, 113 x 140 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Dark Reflection I, 2015. Graphite on paper, 33,4 x 21 cm. Dark Reflection II, 2015. Graphite on paper, 36 x 26 cm. Dark Reflection III, 2015. Graphite on paper, 29 x 20 cm. More Than Domes, 2014. Graphite and nero pencil on paper, 140 x 170 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. 'Untitled', 2015, (description - Boy being examined and alien with shadow), pencil drawing. 'Meatboy and Alien I', 2015. Pencil drawing 'Untitled', 2015, (description - Boy bowing under stream from a bottle and alien hovering), 24 x 17 cm. Pencil drawing
Radiant Bodies and Unreal Aliens, 2013. Graphite on paper, 176 x 226. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. "Boy with laptop", 2013, pencil on paper. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Radiant Bodies, 2013. Graphite on paper, 140,50 x 202 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Boy Smoking, 2013. Pencil on paper, 19 x 20 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Angel Face, 2013. Pencil on paper, 18 x 13 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Clubbers, Amsterdam July, 2013. Pencil on paper, 14,5 x 11 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Divine Pattern, 2013. Pencil on paper, 18 x 26.5 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Dereviled, 2013. Single screen video, 8:52'. Screenshot. "Auroch Boy with Tennets Can and Adidas", 2012, pencil on paper, 17 x 20 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. 'Crane', 2012, watercolor on paper, 18 x 18 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Steam (Diptych), 2011. Pencil on paper, 17 x 15,5 cm and 20 x 15 cm. 'Toll', 2012, Watercolor on paper, 22 x 19 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. 'Social Learning' (diptych), 2012, pencil on paper, 2x 26 x 21 cm. 'Baroque Semiotics' (triptych), 2012, pencil on paper, 3x 23 x 28 cm. "Against Entropy", 2011, pencil on paper, 140 x 205 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. 'Reebok Alchemist', 2011, pencil on paper, 140 x 104 cm. 
"Experiment with Flowers and Burgers", 2011, pencil on paper, 19 x 22.5 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. "Boy with a Veil", 2011, pencil on paper, 24 x 18 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. "Two Boys Kissing, Kerkstraat, Amsterdam", 2011, pencil on paper, 12 x 18 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. "Still life with Amyl Nitrate Bottles (Severe Eye Irritant)", 2011, pencil on paper. 15 x 17 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. 'Boy With A Burger', 2011, watercolor on paper, 16 x 22 cm 'Poison Pareidolia', 2011, watercolor on paper, 35 x 33cm. 'Experiment with Flowers and Burgers', 2011, pencil on paper, 19 x 25 cm. 'Aurochboy with Tennents and Adidas', 2011, pencil on paper, 17 x 22 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. 'No Nacis', 2011, pencil on paper, 13 x 17 cm 'Self-portrait with Adidas Veil', 2011, pencil on paper, 107 x 117 cm. "Steam" (part of diptych), 2011, pencil on paper. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. 'Adidas Chicken Convection', 2010, pencil on paper, 158 x 140 cm. 'Self Portrait with Flowers', 2010, watercolor, 40 x 45 cm. 'Boy with a veil', 2010, pencil on paper, 18 x 24 cm. 'Boy holding veil', 2010, pencil on paper, 9 x 12 cm. 'Boys with Slime I', 2010, watercolor on paper, 18 x 24 cm. 'Boys With Slime II', 2010, watercolor on paper, 19 x 45,5cm. Overview Hayward Touring Exhibition "The End of the Line" at Drawing Room London, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, The Bluecoat Liverpool, City Museum Bristol, The Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Overview Hayward Touring Exhibition "The End of the Line" at Drawing Room London, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, The Bluecoat Liverpool, City Museum Bristol, The Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh. 'Untitled (3 Boys with Sneaker)', 2009, pencil and white chalk on paper, 35 x 25. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. "Sketch (Boys in a Field)", pencil and white chalk on found paper. 24 x 16 cm. 'Candle', 2010, watercolor on paper, 37 x 31 cm. 'Boy in the Woods', 2009, watercolor on paper, 12 x 17 cm. 'Skulls and Bones', 2009, watercolor on paper, 19 x 22 cm. 'Nike Air Boy', 2009, watercolor on paper, 18,5 x 22 cm. 'Ritual I' 2009, watercolor on paper, 19,5 x 24 cm. 'Man Eating Dirt', 2009, watercolor on paper, 12 x 17 cm. 'Adidas boys, investigation into digestible and indigestible substances', 2009, pencil on paper, 220 x 140 cm. 'Liquid Myth Nike Air', 2008, pencil on paper, 140 x 240 cm. 'New Balance Sneaker vs. KFC Bucket', 2008, pencil on paper, 140 x 216,5 cm. 'Nike Fungus', 2007, pencil on paper, 105 x 110 cm. 'Ambiguous Myth', 2007, pencil, mosquitos and blood on paper, 115 x 140 cm. 'Dissolving Prophesies', 2007, pencil and chewing-gum on paper, 113,5 x 140 cm. 'The Capture of Venus', 2006, pencil and chewing gum on paper, 110 x 75 cm. 'Reebok Boy I', 2008, pencil and white chalk on paper, 23,5 x 30,5 cm. 'Reebok Boy III', 2008, pencil and white chalk on paper, 23,5 x 30,5 cm. 'Venus with a gun and my Adidas sneakers', 2005, pencil and chewing gum on paper, 23,5 x 30,5 cm.
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David Haines
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Biography

Images sourced from the internet often form the basis of David Haines’s work, whose practice actively examines the artist’s own position as someone who makes pictorial and textual narratives in the wake of abstraction, conceptual art and photography, and whose themes include an exploration of digital identities, online communities, contemporary myths and the indexical nature of drawing itself. Haines is aware of the status of the labour-intensive medium of pencil drawing in the digital age, whose immersive results require ‘slow viewing’, inhabiting the often-overlooked space between looking and interpretation. In his videos, the artist explores the same issues as in his drawings, such as mass media, adolescence, cruelty and gay erotica. Like the drawings, his video work is frequently based on material found on YouTube or taken from newspaper articles.

David Haines (1969, United Kingdom) is a British artist who lives and works in Amsterdam. He studied at Camberwell School of Art in London and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. His work has been exhibited at places such as the Stedelijk Museum, De Appel and the New Art Space (NASA) in Amsterdam. In the UK his work has been shown at The Turner Contemporary, MIMA, Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh and the Bluecoat, Liverpool. In 2011 he exhibited as part of the 12th Istanbul Biennial. Haines has had four solo exhibitions at Upstream Gallery. The most recent was A Fragile Membrane, An Illusive Screen, an exhibition of new works on paper, wall drawings and two channel video.

Artist website: www.davidhaines.org

Publications:

Haines, David. Selected Works 2008-2014. Amsterdam: Upstream Gallery, 2014.

Exhibitions

Artissima

3 Nov - 5 Nov '17

Art at the Spaarne

18 Mar - 12 Jun '16

The Armory Show 2016

3 Mar - 6 Mar '16

TRANSFORMER

3 Oct - 14 Nov '15

Art Basel Hong Kong: Discoveries

13 Mar - 17 Mar '14

A Decade Upstream

30 Nov - 19 Dec '13

12th Istanbul Biennial

17 Sep - 13 Nov '11

Cinema

5 Jun - 16 Jul '10

The Myth is Everything

5 Sep - 24 Oct '09

Drawings, Song and Video

22 Apr - 30 Jun '06

Rob Voerman and David Haines

16 Apr - 16 May '05

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