David Riding (1953 – )

David Riding

(1953 – )

Riding was born in Zimbabwe in 1953. Riding went to study in Durban where he obtained a Diploma in Graphic Design and Illustration.

Riding’s work is inspired by his natural surroundings. He also explores the human form by manipulation it. He creates uniquely designed and constructed figures which are entwined in vibrant colours and dance amusingly before the viewer. Due to his training in graphic design, his paintings use clean and bright colours which he associates with health and vitality. Riding often has many preliminary drawings for each painting he does.

Riding has had solo exhibitions in and around Cape Town and has participated in various shows both locally and internationally. His work can also be found in private collections all over the world as well as in corporate collections such as De Beers, Old Mutual, The Rupert group of companies, SFW and Bells Scotch Whiskey.

Riding now lives in Hout Bay with his wife and children.