David Lunt explores the fine line that often separates science fact from science fiction. Working with 2d traditional techniques alongside digital sculpture and animation his practice has focused on a number of subjects including map making, astronomy, geology, exploration and the future of human survival. His most recent works have been based on the study of planets, moons, and unfamiliar landscapes within our own solar system (and beyond) and the potential they may hold. With the recent celebrations in 2019 of the moon landings David’s work asks us to consider where we may be as a species in the next 50.
“..The truth is we want to have a world that is not totally known and that has the capacity to surprise us. As our information sources improve and become ever more complete, the need to create and
conjure new places that are definitely off the map, also grows.”
‘Off the Map- Lost spaces, invisible cities, forgotten islands, feral places and what they tell us about
the world’. By Alastair Bonnett. Aurum Press ltd 2014
David Lunt is a Manchester born artist currently working at Bankley Studios in Levenshulme.
He studied for a BA Fine Art (1997-2000) and an MA Art and Design Studio Practice (2004-05) both at Loughborough University. He has exhibited work at ‘FACT’ (Liverpool) Cornerhouse (now HOME Manchester), The Portico Library (Manchester) and The Harris Museum (Preston) and in 2017 was shortlisted for the ‘Greater Manchester Art Prize’.
He has exhibited with London based astronomy collective ‘Lumen’ and has had work selected for the ‘University of Mary Washington’, Fredricksburg (US) ‘Media Wall’ Autumn program also being commissioned by ‘Artgene’ (Cumbria) to take part in the ‘Extreme Views Part 2’ digital exhibition program, both in 2019.
In 2020 his work was featured in the Spring edition of ‘Vector’ the critical journal of the ‘British Science Fiction Association’ and in September 2020 his work was selected for the ‘Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival’ open exhibition.