David Turner is a Belfast based artist who creates autobiographical work through toy mediums that reflect conflict, terrorism and evoke critical commentary on present day violence and war.
Growing up in turbulent Belfast during the 70’s and 80’s, Turner was surrounded by violence and conflict. These events have had a direct influence on his life and artwork, causing him to revisit his adolescence and recreate these memories with childhood mediums such as LEGO, Hama Beads and plasticine. Turner’s artwork presents a platform that is both a direct reflection of his childhood and the conflict he experienced as well as giving a voice to current atrocities, be they children of war, child soldiers or children who have lost their lives or a loved one to gun violence.
His work materialises in many forms. from two-dimensional depictions to fully functioning firearms which break down contentions of representation and offer new and exploratory directions for investigating themes of conflict, war, self and popular culture.
“Belfast Open Studios returns for its fifth annual insight into the tremendous creative activity that is going on all around […]Read More ›
QSS artist David Turner recently exhibited in RUA RED’s Winter Open 2017 in South Dublin. The Winter Open is […]Read More ›
Opening: Wednesday 8th November, 6pm – 9m Exhibition dates: 8th – 18th November 2017 Times: Tuesday-Thursday, 10am – 5pm | Friday – […]Read More ›
Three QSS artists – Sean Campbell, Gail Ritchie and David Turner will exhibit work at Platform Arts Belfast as part of And […]Read More ›
Exhibition dates: 19th October – 30th December 2017 Opening hours: 10.30 – 5.30 pm, Tuesday – Saturday, late opening on […]Read More ›
MORE ORDINARY LEADERS: UNOFFICIAL PORTRAITS Opening: Wednesday 20 September, 6-8pm Artist’s talk: Wednesday 20 September 6.30pm Gallery Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 21–23 […]Read More ›
Opening: Thursday 7th September, 18.00 – 21.00 Exhibition dates: 8th – 28th September 2017 Times: Tuesday-Thursday, 10.00 – 17.00 Unafraid […]Read More ›
QSS artist David Turner has recently worked with Brendan Jamison Studios and Mammoth Belfast to create a portrait of Rory […]Read More ›
The News Letter has published an article on David Turner’s, latest body of work entitled ‘Space Cadet’. This new series […]Read More ›
Local television channel NVTV http://www.nvtv.co.uk/ have featured studio artist David Turner ahead of his exhibition at QSS Gallery. David Interview begins […]Read More ›
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