David Surman

15 June 2020

Featured in Deptford X: 2017, 2019


What are you reading at the moment? 

Playing more than reading at the moment, lots of Animal Crossing in Nintendo Switch.

What does a typical day look like for you?

Breakfast, Instagram, Studio, Lunch, Studio, Dinner and TV

Describe your studio/workspace

An approximately 350-square-feet unit in the former factory space of ACME’s Deptford Childers St Studio. Currently it’s nice and organised as I am just starting back at it.

Where do your best ideas come from?

Remembering to keep things simple, giving the work space to grow, because ideas come from anywhere.

If Tate called you tomorrow and invited you to make work for the Turbine Hall, what would it be?

A huge pop-up gallery for little kids and pensioners.

What is helping you the most during this time?/Plug your next show! 

Don’t read or watch the news, follow the scientific advice on corona virus — for example youtuber medical professionals like British GP Dr. John Campbell. Regarding art you just have to do what your gut tells you and make a start.

 

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