Art is crucial in an architect’s training and in his or her buildings. Both skills encompass the manipulation of light, space, form, texture, colour, proportion, composition, context and much else. A practising architect for over 50 years, including 2 years as RIBA President, David has always painted. Trained at the University of Durham and at Sunderland School of Art, he was invited to participate in major northern art exhibitions in his teens – followed, over the years, by one-man shows and many mixed exhibitions, mainly in London. His interest in the “messy intrusions from real life” (as one critic noted), especially in urban contexts, forms the basis of much of his work. There is also a recent interest – painted ceramics, often humorous.
Please note: David Rock is an associate artist of the Harleston & Waveney Art Trail.