Dave White is, without doubt, one of Britain’s most relevant and recognised artists of the time. The fluid and expressive marks, the unrefined nature of the work in front of us is so vibrant and rich, engaging and bold; you are automatically drawn to the work.
Dave White was born in Liverpool in 1971. In 1993 he achieved a BA in Fine Art from Liverpool John Moore’s University and enjoyed success from the inception of his career with selection for the Northern Graduates exhibition at the Royal College of Art in 1994. This lead to major exhibitions in London and on the international art fair circuit. He has also shown work alongside David Hockney and Picasso at Sotheby’s Blue Cross Centenary exhibition and the Connaught Brown. His international highlights have subsequently included the People’s Square Exhibition Hall (Shanghai), Dia Art Centre (New York), Centre for Arts (Rotterdam), and Art Basel (Miami).
Dave White and his collaboration with Nike & Air Jordan
Dave is also recognised for his long and standing relationship with Nike and Brand Jordan. Dave pioneered the ‘Sneaker Art’ movement of 2002, creating pop art inspired portraits of trainers. White’s work continued to be admired by major brands. In 2007, Coca Cola commissioned him to create a painting of Jay Z’s new design for Cherry Coke. It is quite remarkable that Dave White is also the only living artist to have collaborated with Brand Jordan for the release of his sell out Air Jordan I.