David Blandy has established his terrain through a series of investigations into the cultural forces that inform and influence him, ranging from his love of hip hop and soul, to computer games and manga. His works slip between performance and video, reality and construct, using references sampled from the wide, disparate sources that provide his (and our own) individualist sense of self. He is currently working on a New Geographies Commission for Focal Point Gallery, Southend-in-Sea. He has been selected for the Film London Jarman Video Award for his collaborative practice with Larry Achiampong.
Born in 1977, Blandy lives and works between Brighton and London. He got his BA from Chelsea College of Art in 1998, earning his MA from the Slade School of Art in 2003. Blandy's upcoming solo and two-person shows include "The World After”, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, UK (2019); and "Genetic Automata" with Larry Achiampong, Arts Catalyst, London, UK (2019). Blandy is currently represented by Seventeen Gallery, London, UK.