David Godbold (b. 1961)
Art sort of irritates me
- Framed size: 29.4 x 21.6 cm; Framed Size: 0.5 x 41.5
- Ink and computer print on tracing paper laid over found paper, mixed media: paint, ink, pencil and felt tip.
- Purchased from the Artist after his exhibition in 2009
David Godbold was born in England, studied at Goldsmiths’ College, London (1981-4) and received a Ph.D in fine art and visual culture at the National University of Ireland (2007). He has lived for long stretches in Australia and the US and works across many media, but is most known for his drawings and texts overlaid onto found materials. He employs quotation and sourcing of imagery to create witty, irreverent and iconoclastic commentaries.
Godbold first came to prominence in the mid 1980’s as one half of the duo Godbold & Wood. He moved to Ireland at the beginning of the 1990’s, and in recent paintings he takes a wry look at the conventions of eighteenth century landscape representation, adapting, and reinventing with elements of movie cartoon and religious art.
His work is represented in the collections of Trinity College, Dublin, and Irish Museum of Modern Art as well as numerous private and corporate collections throughout Europe and the USA. He has exhibited in group projects at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Von der Heydt-Museum, Germany in 2011; the Barbican, London, 2010; and in the Dave Eggers-curated exhibition Lots of Things Like This at apexart, New York, 2008 along with critically acclaimed shows at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin; Kluser Gallery, Munich and Mitchell Innes and Nash Gallery in New York. Godbold’s exhibition The end of the beginning of the end took place in Butler Gallery in 2009