Everybody Loves Somebody | David Spiller

Everybody Loves Somebody 1989 | Painting 82,6 x 48 Inch

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Here, Spiller takes the Pop Art theme of typical women's portraits from the 1960s: a smiling woman, probably an image of Marilyn Monroe, is shown in black and white tones, surrounded by circles in bright, colourful shades.

The English artist has chosen to give this work the title of a song by Dean Martin, a US actor and singer very much in fashion in the 1960s. Further homage to this pop era.

A former art student in London, David Spiller plays on a number of references in his paintings: for example, the geometric shapes that he often uses such as coloured cubes and circles allude to classical abstraction, while the Benday technique - a kind of graphic pointillism - clearly refers to the master of pop art Roy Lichtenstein, who drew his own inspiration from the world of comic strips.

At first glance, this artist may seem innocent insofar as the works are fun and iconoclastic, but they are also full of pictorial references and experiments.