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Rourke Van Dal

Artist Biography

Born in 1969, Rourke Van Dal in his own words was "born with a wooden spoon in my gob on a council estate in Bradford". He has cemented his place on the Urban Art scene and takes inspiration from the streets on which he grew up.

The rundown warehouses and “concrete kingdom” of West Yorkshire were Van Dal's playground and his early work reflected this. In 2008 the artist collaborating with photographer Gavin Watson, Van Dal created a collection of iconic portraits based on the ‘The Wycombe Skins’ series. This style would inform his work for the next two years, resulting in several sold out print editions and exhibitions in Europe and the United States.

Most recently the artist has revisited his Pop roots with a series of portraits including depictions of Elvis Presley, Superman and Betty Boop. 2013 marked a particularly busy year with Van Dal contributing work to the 'Contraband' exhibition at Black Apple Art in Los Angeles whilst simultaneously exhibiting new work at RedHouse and launching his own open studio in Yorkshire.

Since 2007 Van Dal has exhibited extensively in Europe and the USA and continues to produce artwork from his studio in Yorkshire.


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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The Spirit of 66

Date: 30th July - 27th August 2016

We are delighted to present The Spirit Of 66: a group exhibition marking 50 years since 1966, celebrating the dynamism of…

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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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Dig The New Breed

Date: 24th September - 26th October 2009

RedHouse Originals is delighted to introduce 'Dig The New Breed'; an exhibition of original paintings and prints by…

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