This monograph brings together a fascinating and ephemeral body of artistic work which escapes a simple definition. Born in Manila, in the Philippines in 1942, and based since 1960 mainly in London, David Medalla has distinguished himself internationally as a major innovator of the avant-garde. Over the years his work has embraced a multitude of enquiries and enthusiasms, forms and formats, to express a singular yet deeply coherent vision of the world. Proud of his effort to remain independent of the commercial, bureaucratic and chauvinistic pressures of the art market, he has nevertheless been an international creative force; travelling, encouraging artists, creating groups and exhibition spaces, and evolving his own art which strives towards the emergence of a new kind of transnational and polymorphic culture.
“Medalla’s work proposes an endless story, that of a perpetuum mobile, a universe where particles rebound ad vitam aeternam“ Yve-Alain Bois
Published in 1995
216 pp with 68 colour and 117 b&w iIIus Paperback
ISBN 0 947753 06 0