2005 Royal College of Art, London, PEP 1974-1977 Bedford College, University of London 1973 Atelier Beaux Arts, Paris
Working with wife (and participating Cure3 artist) Helen David since 1987, Colin is a director of the ground-breaking design house, English Eccentrics.
A sense of place, history and ritual informs much of Colin's work as a practicing artist, with his choice of often challenging materials and process reflecting the essence of each work. Public artworks include The Red Velvet Tree of Love, 2013, for the V&A (Christmas Tree project), and Catching Fire at the Fringe during the Folkestone Triennial in 2017. The physical properties of Colin David's contribution to Cure3 are made known to us through its title: small, slight, fragile but strong as a rock, solid, weighty and enduring. As well as compensating for our inability to touch and feel the object, this description contains a powerful metaphor. It is a timely reminder for the fact that appearances can be deceptive, and those who seem fragile at first sight may contain an unexpected inner strength.