David Stuart Sutherland


David Stuart Sutherland

artist statement  2020


David Sutherland works with painting, photography and sound.

Painting about painting is one way to consider the work which aims to extend the artist's own language.

The practice aims to explore the medium of painting  as both subject and object. The work explores gestural abstraction and composition ‘on the edge of geometry’

considering the inherent structures and materiality of the  given medium.

Through making music, films and collaborative works his own art practice has taken on new ways of seeing. 

Sutherland's work deals with both personal memory and chance procedures. He lives and works in Budapest.




Born 1966    Weymouth, Dorset England.


             St. Peter's School, Southbourne.


             Employed at Roman Press Printing and Publishing.


1984 1986    National Diploma 

             Faculty of Art and Design Southampton College


             Employed as an Illustrator and Photographer Avon Forest Park


1992 1995    B A (Hons) Fine Arts 

             Southampton Solent University


             Works as photographer - 5x4 Studio black and white limited edition printing. Publishes in                                          newspapers and magazines. 


2008         Art History Postgraduate Diploma The Open University


Exhibitions and Performances: 


2019 | Budapest Art Market 2019 - Rugogyar Gallery represented artists - selected paintings 


2019 | British Artists in Hungary - British Embassy Residence - Exhibition Recent Paintings


2019 | Iklectik Art Lab London - audio-visual ( photographs + video works )


       performance with monofog + Ed Lucas + Graham Dunning


2018 | Jazzire Festival Subotica - monofog performance with Yoni Silver.


2018 | Mai Mano Photography Museum - Autumn Photography Show - One Big Lonely City 5x4inch contact prints. 


2018 | Art Market Budapest 2018 - David Stuart Sutherland Selected works Rugógyár Gallery at ART MARKET BUDAPEST 2018

       International Contemporary Art fair. Venue: Millenáris building „B”  Booth G 504. 


2018 | Rugógyár Galéria "From Here and Beyond"/ Innen és Túl az érzékelés határain 

       Abstract painting 1947 to 2018

       LOSSONCZY Tamás (1904-2009), SZABADOS Árpád (1944-2017), David Stuart SUTHERLAND (1966)

       Sound performance of MONOFOG: David Stuart SUTHERLAND, Tamás ILAUSZKY & Oli MAYNE


2018 | Vasarely Museum of Fine Arts  - "On The Edge of Geometry"

       OSAS Open Structures Art Society Group Show curated: Maurer Dora speech: Istvan Hajdu


2018 | RS9 Theatre Budapest - experimental music 


2018 | Kék Ló Budapest monofog - free improvisation


2018 | Harom Hollo - audio-visual performance


2017 | MODEM Museum of Contemporary Art Debrecen ZajKert VI  audio-visual 


2017 | Pucc Contemporary Art Gallery O mannequin O - audio-drawing 


2017 | 2B Gallery "CUT Vinyl"  - Exhibition unsound objects  + live recording to 12inch Vinyl Inflatable Cloud 


2017 | Varkert Bazar Pop Archaeology - lecture + performance


2017 | MODEM Museum of Contemporary Art: Humiliated Human audio-visual


2016 | Kisüzem NemaFilmZene  "BowSunMakePeace" art film + live soundtrack


2016 | Muszi Budapest "Tinsel" sound performance


2016 | Toldi Cinema audio-visual performance 


2016 | Improstor 83 CK13 Crna Kruća Novi Sad Serbia


2015 | Ebb Flow + Debris 6 humans Muszi contemporary dance + sound


2015 | Avant Garde Jazz Fest Kék Ló Budapest 


2015 | Silent Film Music KIsüzem Budapest -  short film and audio


2015 | ByArt Gallery monofog : sound art 


2015 | Mucsarnok-Kunsthalle Museum Found Objects Sound Objects Contemporary Sculpture\


2014 | Mamü Gallery Sound Works 4. 33 Revolution Per Minute paintings and objects 


2014 | Muszi Budapest audio-visual performance 


2014 | No Wave Festival Tilos Radio Marathon art performance 


2011 | The Orange Way ClujEst Gallery Cluj Napoca Exhibition photographs + stop motion film 


2010 | Landscape2 Fészek ArtistsClub Herman Gallery, Budapest exhibition photographs


2009 | Bródy House Arts Club Budapest selected photography


2009 | British Shorts FIlm Festival  in Budapest Taban Cinema Two Minutes and Fifty Three Seconds


2009 | Szimpla Cinema Budapest – Festival screening


2003 | X X S Bolt Gallery Exhibition / Catalogue No. 60. Duna Gallery (The Outside Series No.14) 


2003 | Four Hours Tuesday Installation + Exhibition Camera Obscura, Ronald Emmet Gallery, Dorset, England


2002 | Panorama XIII Exhibition / Catalogue Esztergom Photo Biennale Rondella Gallery Palace Museum Esztergom 


2002 | Kecskemét Museum of Photography exhibition 


2002 | Budapest Art Gallery Óbuda exhibition


2002 | Camera Soave Galeria Italy


2000 | Camera Obscura  XII Photo Biennale Esztergom EMI Prize Winner camera obscura


2000 | Rondella Gallery Esztergom exhibition photographs


2000 | Kecskemét Museum of Photography Biennale Exhibition 


2000 | Budapest Gallery camera obscura toned silver bromide prints


1998 | One Big Lonely City Gerbaud Exhibition Hall Budapest Photography Exhibition 5x4 contact prints  a