David Spiller, born 1942 in Dartford , Kent, is an artist who grew up during the establishment of post-war English Pop culture.
Inspired by the cinema characters - Mickey Mouse, Felix the Cat, Donald Duck - and at the age of 16 he started a graphics course at Sidcup Art School. By the time he attended the Slade Art School in London during the 1960s, he witnessed the rise of British Pop Art, so he was naturally influenced by the art of its pioneers. However, being younger than most Pop artists Spiller developed a different approach.
Being an essentially urban artist, Spiller focuses on graffiti. He appropriates the images that are constantly being bombarded in cities and presents them under a new light, with different painterly techniques.
David Spiller’s work has gained international recognition today.