David Kim WHITTAKER

David Kim Whittaker (b.1964)

David Kim Whittaker was born in Cornwall, UK, in 1964. A self-taught artist, most of Whittaker’s paintings are based on an interpretation of the human head and its metaphysical core. Whittaker’s portraits are ambiguous, with the aim to represent the universal alongside the personal. The works often juggle dual states of inner and outer calm and conflict – offering a glimpse of strength and fragility, the conscious and the subconscious, the masculine and the feminine. These universal states of conflict, clearly identifiable in Whittaker's works, are arguably reinforced by Whittaker’s gender dysphoria and the personal struggle with a condition that he/she has learned to live with through the endeavour of expressing something bigger than oneself through painting. David Kim Whittaker was the recipient of the Towry Award (First Prize) at the 2011 National Open Art Competition.

  • David Kim Whittaker The Fear and the Stable

    David Kim Whittaker The Fear and the Stable

    New York

    September 05, 2018 - September 18, 2018

  • Masters Unveiled

    Masters Unveiled

    Zurich

    June 08, 2018 - June 30, 2018

  • David Kim Whittaker - The Flesh to The Frame (Part 2 : The Primal Vortex of Us)

    David Kim Whittaker - The Flesh to The Frame (Part 2 : The Primal Vortex of Us)

    Paris

    October 26, 2017 - November 12, 2017

  • David Kim Whittaker - The Flesh to The Frame (Part 1: In The Existence)

    David Kim Whittaker - The Flesh to The Frame (Part 1: In The Existence)

    London

    October 03, 2017 - October 15, 2017

  • BritARTnia

    BritARTnia

    London

    November 23, 2016 - December 08, 2016