News: Screenlight: David Theobald

The current Screenlight piece is Modern Wonders by David Theobald.

‘Modern Wonders.’ operates on the cusp between the ‘real’ and the ‘virtual’.
3D printing is a technology that takes the ‘virtual’ and makes it ‘physical’ while
‘Modern Wonders’ effectively does the opposite, dragging this physical process back into the world of simulation from which it came.

Modern Wonders is exhibited at Waterside until 31st December 2017.

About the Artist

David Theobald is a video artist born in Worthing in 1965. He originally trained as a chemical engineer and then pursued a career in finance before deciding to change profession and dedicate himself to becoming a full-time artist, attaining an MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths in 2008.

Most recently, his main works have been computer animations structured from rendered objects, blending these together to create a familiar yet alien environment. Recent exhibitions include ‘Plymouth Contemporary’ at the KARST gallery, ‘The Mesh’ at the Watermans Art Centre, ‘Augmented Reality’ (on line) with Art Gene, ‘971 Horses and 4 Zebras’ with a screening at the Tate Modern and ‘Deepest Sympathy’ at Ikon, Birmingham.