Born in Madrid in 1977, David Agenjo is a self-taught artist, living and working in London. Since 2006 he has focused on his paintings, exhibiting in Dublin, London, and Madrid.
Agenjo's latest work goes beyond the short-lived artificial designs which we place upon our bodies to explore our internal lives through depiction of the human model. Rather than conventional poses, he explores the possibilities of meaning inherent in the human body. Hands and faces strongly speak from the canvas, metonyms for our emotions, thoughts and desires.
Color is a point of obsession – an organic means of experimentation and self-discovery. In his most recent work the canvases are all interlinked: by using a canvas as a palette when painting, he builds up a near random patchwork of colors which he then reforms into the base of his next painting, working over what was given to him through the earlier creative process.
This vision arose from five years of life-drawing workshops at the Circulo de bellas artes of Madrid where David’s nascent understanding of the possibilities of meaning inherent in the human form was developed through constant work into an artistic practice. His dedication to work and work at refining his understanding of the visual language of the human body continues to this day in his need to represent our psychologies, our thoughts and emotions, onto that which is at once most familiar, but also so easily lost in the complex visual cultures of the modern world.