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David Mabb

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A Contribution to a Socialist Colony , 2010 Teatowels, String, Pegs
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Construct 30, 2006 Paint on Wallpaper 21.5”x21.5”
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Variant 1, 2006 Paint on Walpaper 42” X 42”
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Two Squares, 2008 Paint on Wallpaper Monted on Canvas Variable
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Two Squares (detail), 2008 Paint on Wallpaper Mounted on Canvas
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Rhythm 69, 2007 Paint on Wallpaper Mounted on Canvas Variable
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Rhythm 69 (detail), 2007 Paint on Wallpaper Mounted on Canvas
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Rhythm 69 (detail), 2007 Paint on Wallpaper Mounted on Canvas
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Rhythm 69 (detail), 2007 Paint on Wallpaper Mounted on Canvas
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Installation William Morris Gallery, 2013 Mixed Media
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Installation William Morris Gallery, 2013 Mixed Media
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Installation William Morris Gallery, 2013 Mixed Media
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Installation William Morris Gallery, 2013 Mixed Media
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Installation LoBe, 2013 Mixed Media
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Installation LoBe, 2013 Mixed Media
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Installation LoBe, 2013
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Daisy Print Wellington Boot, Detail from The Morris Kitsch Archive, 2009 Laminated Digital Print © David Mabb
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Drawing forLuibov Popova Untitled Textile Design on William Morris wallpaper for Historical Materialism, 2010
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Announcer Newspapers, 2014
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Announcer, 2014
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Announcer 2, 2014
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Announcer 14
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Cross, Square and Circle after Malevich and Morris, 2014 Paint on Board
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Rhythm 69, 2008 Paint on Wallpaper Mounted on Canvas Variable
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© Courtesy of the artist and Katzman Contemporary
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After Morris and Stepanova 13, 2014 Acrylic on Linen Tea Towel
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Announcer, 2015 Mixed Media Variable
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Announcer, 2015 Mixed Media Varaible
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Announcer, 2015 Mixed Media Varaible
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Announcer, 2015 Mixed Media Varaible
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When class-robbery is abolished every man will reap the fruits of his labour, 2015 Tea Towels
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About Two Worlds, 2015 Variable
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About Two Worlds, 2015 Varaible
Quick Facts
Tags
mixed-media, installation, exhibition/performance, design
Statement

David Mabb is a British artist who works with appropriated imagery to rethink the political implications of different aesthetic forms in modern art and design history. Recent work has focussed on the designs of 19th Century English interior designer, writer and socialist William Morris. Mabb’s interest in Morris stems from the social and political connotations of Morris’ work, the continued relevancy of Morris’ politics and the continuing market for Morris’ designs. Mabb’s interpretations or reconfigurations of Morris’ designs consider the relationship between Morris’ own thinking and other forms of cultural production.

David Mabb’s work has been exhibited at the William Morris Gallery, London (2015); Focal Point Gallery, Southend on Sea (2014); Delaware Centre for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington (2010); The Bluecoat, Liverpool (2009); Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (2006); Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario (2003) and Oakville Galleries, Ontario (2000). He curated Utopia Ltd. (with Mary-Ruth Walsh) at Wexford Art Centre and the Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland (2011) and William Morris “Ministering to the Swinish Luxury of the Rich” at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (2004). He is Reader in Art and Programme Leader (studio practice) MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London.