David Uda (Dublin 1980 - )


Born in 1980, Irish-Italian artist David Uda (Duda) now lives and works between Dublin and New York. With a background in fashion and a love for the aesthetics of shape and form, Duda’s pieces are colorful and naturally rendered. Many of Duda’s paintings can be characterized by his appreciation for beauty, combined with his own take on modern day life & pop culture. Duda uses mixed media throughout his work and is known for exploring a wide variety of techniques, ranging from original stencil compositions to glasswork.
While Duda only started painting seriously in 2009, it hasn’t stopped him from showing and selling his work in major cities all over the world. Since joining Sol Art Gallery in 2014, Duda's work has been sold in London, Dublin, Hong Kong, Singapore, Stockholm, Bristol, South Korea, Chicago and New York.

In May 2016, Duda had his first solo gallery exhibition in Sol Art entitled 'Belles and Whistles'. The show was a sell out and he subsequently had another solo show in the gallery in December 2017 entitled 'Breakfast Epiphanies' which was heavily influenced by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo after visiting Mexico earlier in the year.

2017 saw Duda's work exhibited by Sol Art at the prestigious SOFA exhibition in Chicago as well as being shown in London and New York. 2018 will prove a busy year with group shows in London, Miami and New York.

Duda is represented in the U.S. by The World Trade Gallery in New York City, who, alongside Silverstein Properties invited Duda to be one of 33 internationally renowned artists involved in an exciting project in 4 World Trade Centre, launched earlier this year, receiving widespread coverage and praise for his work including The New York Times, Forbes, ABC News, The Irish Times amongst many others. Duda continues to catch the eye of collectors internationally with his unique style of contemporary pop art, while adding to his ever-growing portfolio with personal collections for upcoming exhibitions and bespoke commissions for admirers of his work.

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