David Collins was born in Perth, Western Australia. Specialising in photography and video media David graduated with an MFA from Sydney College of the Arts in 2017.
David’s work has been displayed in several exhibitions including solo shows at Perth Centre for Photography and STILLS Gallery as well as group exhibitions such as Pingyao photography festival in China.
His work has been reviewed in publications Australian Art Collector Magazine and is held in collections including the Art Gallery Of Western Australia and the University Of Western Australia’s Lawrence Wilson Gallery.
David currently lives in Sydney, New South Wales.
Specialising in photography and video media, my focus is on representations of the body in performative action and the boundaries and readings that exist between the performers and the audience.
I aim to explore how ritual and role-play are shaped by cathartic desires of our society. I believe in exploring and inhabiting archetypes as an act of catharsis and self-analyses.
With a particular interest in toxic masculinity in Australian culture, I aim to attend to the multiple and conflicted readings of the male body and their translation into the social roles they inhabit. Investigating the male body as both violent and intimate,playful but harsh, erotic but confrontational. I hope to gain a better understanding of the facets and limitless possibilities of gender roles and identities.