Born in London in 1980, David Uda (Duda) explores a wide variety of techniques in his work – ranging from original stencils to glasswork. He predominantly works with paint, stencil, spray, ink and paste.
Duda was awarded Young Fashion Designer of the Year in 2000 and in 2001 he graduated from the Grafton Academy with a Degree in Fashion & Dress Design. Over the past two years he has had four solo exhibitions, and has exhibited at Art Source in the Royal Dublin Society. In 2013, Duda was selected by ‘The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation’ to be amongst Ireland’s top artists participating in the Big Egg Hunt event. Sponsored by leading designer department store, Brown Thomas, Duda’s work raised €10,000 at live auction for the children’s charity.
After this he spent several months in the USA where he was commissioned to create a large-scale portrait of Samuel Beckett, by The Bailey, in the Financial District of Wall Street, New York. His pieces can also be seen in wine bars, restaurants and retail outlets all over Dublin City. His use of line and composition draws inspiration from the female form, and his unique style of contemporary pop art echoes that of Banksy and Warhol.