The Skinny Shop: David Lemm video interview

David Lemm, one of the emergent artists featured in The Skinny Shop's first Culture Label collection, discusses his work and influences

Video by Peter Marsden | 09 May 2012

David Lemm is an artist and illustrator who lives in Edinburgh. He studied animation at Duncan of Jordanstone. You can see more of his work in the flesh in The Middle Place, an exhibition with fellow artists Jamie Johnson and Al White, in Edinburgh's Old Ambulance Depot, 4-13 May.

“I guess the main thrust of my work is finding structure or some sort of narrative or natural systems that occur within chaos and entropy, particularly within the natural world. I try to apply that to both my commissioned and personal work. I’m fascinated with cosmology and the need we have for structure in a belief system, the need to apply a framework on which we can find meaning in chaos.

“Solar Evolution is a fairly straightforward illustration of the evolution and life of the sun pared down to abstract shapes. Trying to convey that weighty concept as simply and elegantly as possible.”

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You can prints of David's collection at Take One Action (40x60cm, £100), Skeleton Bikers (40x60cm, £100), Baryogenesis (40x60cm, £100), Hard To Explain (40x60cm, £100) and Solar Evolution (60x80cm, £150) are all available in limited editions of 25, printed on 310gsm German etching paper and hand editioned on the reverse in silver ink. They are available to buy through the Own Art scheme from just £10 a month.