David MacDiarmid

David MacDiarmid’s practice explores the intermediary zones which lie between the boundaries of subject areas. He draws from sources such as geometric theory, domestic design history, and representations of science in the media to create his abstract works. His sculptural realisation of this research interrogates the idea of forms which can appear to be in semi or partial states of existence, never fully being part of one definition or another.

His work explores juxtaposition within narrative in both material and form. He references stylistic movements in both design and fine art, through the hand-crafted processes which he employs combined with the resultant high-tech aesthetic of the work, and through a postmodernist sensibility in his reference to past fashions and trends.  His palette is drawn from the everyday; the stuff which surrounds us in our homes: glass, mirror, wood and plastics. He uses their inherent familiarity as an invitation to engage with the work. We are invited to discover the materials in these pseudo-scientific forms which begin to establish their individual identities, and create for themselves their own uncanny nomadic personalities.

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David MacDiarmid

David MacDiarmid

What the Internet Looks Like
Wooden structure, fabric, mirrored glass
44 x 22 x 23 cm


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David MacDiarmid

David MacDiarmid

Super Cosy Cosmos
Wooden structure, metal, carpet
53 x 46 x 36 cm


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David MacDiamid 2011

David MacDiamid 2011

Geometric Recedings




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