Group exhibition in July 2021 in Hong Kong Courtesy of ARTboratory "One must look with the heart' a 75 Year Anniversary of The Little Prince.
Phillips Hong Kong auction celebrating the exhibition with guest artists. The oil painting 'Everlasting Love' by Dave White depicts an interpretaion from the book.
Special thanks to Bede Ngan.
Phillips Catalogue Essay Extract
Contemporary British artist Dave White is renowned for his unique approach to realism. His mixed-media approach replaces mimetic accuracy with greater expression as he captures the unique character and temperament of his subjects. Using diamond dust, gloss and gold leaf, White imbues his watercolour works with a visceral tactility, bringing his animals to life in broad, spontaneous brushstrokes.
Having pioneered the ‘Sneaker Art’ movement in 2002, White is among the few artists to have his own signature Jordan releases, collaborating with Size? x Nike, Beams Tokyo and Kith, New York on international sneaker and tee projects. In 2018, White was featured in the ‘Tongue + Chic’ sneaker exhibition held by Phillips New York, in which artists such as KAWS, Hirst, and Murakami were also handpicked. White has also worked with Jaguar, Staple Clothing, and Harpers Bazaar.
Recently, with a particular focus on environmental issues, White pushes the boundaries of animal portraiture. In the eyes of his chimpanzees, dinosaurs, flamingos, and other like fauna, one finds an anthropomorphic sense of contemplation which transcends their primitive origins. With charitable collaborations and donations of his work, White has supported Virunga National Park, Tusk, Rainforest Foundation UK, and Wild Aid, further demonstrating his unwavering devotion to wildlife.