Self Portrait with Cutout and Dating App Profiles
2018 – nero pencil on paper
David Haines’ work encompasses painting, drawing and video based on images drawn from the internet. He explores digital habits, behaviours and identities in online communities and on dating platforms. His anthropocentric practice focuses on the body and mediated images of the self, queer self-performativity, sexuality and desire. Self Portrait with Cutout and Dating App Profiles is a drawing of the artist’s likeness juxtaposed with several screen images of him on tablets. The work, painstakingly executed in fine pencil, suggests different registers of the self and of the real, the physical act of drawing contrasting with the virtual, flat, reflective world of the screen.
Work on display at the Centraal Museum.
David Haines― Artist
David Haines (1969) is a British/Dutch artist based in Amsterdam. He studied at Camberwell School of Art (UK) and The Rijksakademie (NL). He works mainly with drawing, painting and video. Publications in which his work is featured include Vitamin D2 (Phaidon), “Drawing People” by Roger Malbert (Thames and Hudson) and ”Interdisciplinary Encounters – Hidden and Visible Explorations of the work of Adrian Rifkin” (I.B.Tauris). He has had solo exhibitions at Upstream Gallery (NL), Luisa Strina Gallery (BR), Art Basel (HK) and The Armory Show (US) and has participated in group exhibitions at the Stedelijk Museum (NL), Turner Contemporary (UK), Fruitmarket Gallery (SCT), De Appel Amsterdam, MIMA (UK), The Eye Film Museum (NL), The Bluecoat (UK), New Art Space (NL), Kunsthal Rotterdam (DK). He was awarded the Refresh Irinox Prize at the Disegni section of Artissima Turin (2017) and the Jeanne Oosting Prize (2012).