David McDiarmid works predominantly in the fields of painting, model-making and installation. Born in Paisley, he grew up in Ayr and studied at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen where he graduated in Painting in 2013. David’s practice seeks to examine the notion of megalomania existing both historically and in today’s society.
Until recently, architecture had been David’s main area of focus, particularly the means by which the built environment is often purposefully designed, constructed and used as a tool for power and propaganda. Lately, his focus has shifted to food, with a keen interest in the impact of greed, power and propaganda in relation to food production, distribution and eating habits.