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David Rusbatch

Artist Biography

Born in Leeds in 1979, David Rusbatch's work is drawn from popular culture, focusing on themes of celebrity and genius.

In 2008 Rusbatch became one of the youngest ever exhibitors at the National Design Museum.

His work at the Venice Bienniale in 2009 led to critical and commercial acclaim and has charted the rise of a promising career. Rusbatch has exhibited alongside Julian Opie and Gerald Laing and contributed work to the ‘Feminism in London’ exhibtion at the Aubin Gallery, London.

The nature of creation and the act of destruction is a constant theme in the artist's work. Rusbatch has been known to abandon or completely destroy paintings in the pursuit of artistic enlightenment and 'perfection'.

"Is creation only a means to an end? Can it only be validated by a perceived successful output? Or can creation exist as a separate entity, a primal human need of expression? This is just the start."
David Rusbatch

The artist's reputation continues to grow and his work is found in numerous private collections across Europe and the UK.

Rusbatch lives and works in Yorkshire.


David Rusbatch: Flaunt Every Kiss

Date: 27th April - 26th May

Flaunt Every Kiss is the new exhibition by rising Leeds artist David Rusbatch. The paintings focus on “love and…

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Modern & Contemporary Collection

Date: 12th January - 31st March 2018

During the early part of 2018 we will present an evolving collection of rare and exciting works by host of established and…

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Above The Clouds | Group Exhibition

Date: 5th November - 3rd December 2016

We are delighted to present Above The Clouds; a group exhibition opening on Saturday 5th November. The collection will…

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David Rusbatch: I Used To Sleep At Night

Date: 24th June - 23rd July 2016

“Most of the paintings were done after the end of a relationship. I should’ve called the exhibition…

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The RedHouse Art Raffle for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Date: 23rd February - 23rd March 2015

UPDATE 24.03.15 - WINNERS ANNOUNCED... Many thanks to all who entered and supported The RedHouse Art Raffle…

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Lost & Found by David Rusbatch

Date: 4th April - 3rd May 2014

A groundbreaking exhibition celebrating UK dance music and club culture "Rusbatch is like a visual mash-up put through a…

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Winter at RedHouse

Date: 1st December 2012 - 28th February 2013

The Old and the New, the Great and the Good; there's something for everyone at RedHouse this Winter. The gallery will…

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The Time Is Now

Date: 2nd December 2011 - 30th January 2012

A stunning collection of the finest in 21st Century Pop, Modern and Urban Contemporary Art. RedHouse Originals are…

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The Mr Nice Project - Featuring Howard Marks

Date: 26th October - 13th November 2010

We are delighted to introduce 'The Mr Nice Project'; an exclusively commissioned portrait series based on the…

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