about David Booker

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David Booker was born in Australia in 1954. He studied in Sydney and Hobart Tasmania where he made his first sculpture, a Totem. He then moved to England where he worked in a apple cider factory. Then to Italy where he began work on his first sculptures in marble. 

The still-life pencil drawings by David Booker portray boxes and cartons, used packaging and dismissed motor engine parts. He found these abandoned objects from the recycle dump for cartons and steel. Mechanical pieces together with boxes and cartons are depicted simply in their seen perspective, as they are in real life.


The objects are grouped together in different positions. And the same cartons and mechanical pieces are placed in different perspective and point of view. So that each carton and mechanical piece are a single entity separate and independent, within their own journey.


David Booker's first solo exhibition was in 1983, in the main foyer of the Central Railway Station in Sydney. Since then, he has shown his sculptures in collective and solo exhibitions, focusing on the integration of his themes in special architectural urban settings in Italian towns of art. 

David Booker workshop is in Vocabolo Pian di Borgone 42, Montegiove of Montegabbione, Umbria, Italy. Visitors are welcome by appointment.

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