Artist STatement

My work today, is expressive figurative contemporary art most often based on the momentary feeling and mood. It's a reflection of a lifetime of unconscious inspiration and an ongoing creative practice. A universe of happy, dark, nonsensical and grotesque intuitions. I don't intend to deliver a specific message consciously, it is merely a reflection of a state of mind in the moment.

It's an explorative experience to me, I rarely know the end result in advance. It is open to interpretation and the body of work is slowly but surely morphing into something new. A reflection of a mind and creative practise in constant flux with time. From a mind that has a tendency to question the norms, traditions and customs and just wants to have fun.


David is best known for his inner unfiltered child talking through his work.  His work spans across several mediums. He uses hasty strokes, random details and an intuitive approach which renders an wide-reaching inimitable style.

David is born in Kraków, Poland. His young mother fled to Denmark when he was 3 years old where they lived in refugee camps before settling. In 2008 the alter ego Custom Horror was established as he finally realized his calling.

It was here he discovered his key to his flow which is now the basis behind his high productivity: "Just 15 minutes".

David had his works stolen at his first exhibition ever. He ran an appraised and nominated coffeeshop & gallery called "Monster Times".
He has curated many art shows, concerts and events. He is now a fulltime artist on the frontlines of the NFT space and is excited to see his own art tomorrow and in 10 years from now.


Exhibition History

2021 Group
Yellow Box Art Museum Exhibition
Qingdao, China

2020 Solo
Uhørt musikfestival

2020 Solo
Art Association
Region Hovedstaden

2019 Group
Art Monday

2019 Group
Salon Monday | Pop Up Gallery
Art Monday

2018 Solo
Opening Exhibition
Sydhavnens Galleri & Kunstsalon

2016 Group
Novam Artem / Den Fede Kat

2013 Group
Spring exhibition

2012 Solo
Monsters at Andersen Hotel
Andersen Hotel

2010 Group


2020 Corporate
Cover Art for Single
Bite The Bullet, Band

2020 Corporate
Branding Art for SoMe
William Scott Jewellery

2020 Corporate
Character Art for School Campaign
Ellebjerg School

2020 Corporate
2 x Big Scale Wall Painting
EKHO EKHO, Music Association

2020 Corporate
Big Scale Wall Painting
Heartbreak Copenhagen, Barber

2020 Private
Big Scale Wall Painting

2018 Corporate
Big Scale Painting 11.5m x 2.5m
Copenhagen Metro

2015 Corporate
Cover art for Book
Mulmenneske, Author

2011 Corporate
Mural Painting
na, Dental Clinic

2010 Corporate
Mural Painting
Roast, Coffeeshop

2010 Corporate
Mural Painting, Furniture Decoration
Kaffebaren, Coffeeshop


Copenhagen Business School
AP Multimedia Design


Monday Studio
Matthæusgade 21
1666 Copenhagen

Publications Print

Bazaar Art IN
Issue 22
2021, 1 page

Monday Yet?
Issue #1a39b6
2019, 4 pages

Publications Web

BakerySwap Medium
Featured Artist

Jakob Hindhede
Custom Horror, Art Monday

Havnefar X DMJX
Monstre i natten: David

The Name

Custom Horror is a spin on Horror. A personal version of Horror. It is Custom, as in, customised. Therefore the Horror does not need to adhere to any standard or preconception of what Horror is. A very open ended dogma allowing much freedom in expression and style. Custom Horror in this minds eye is the embrace of ugly, none perfection and effortlessness. With embrace, Horror turns into beauty or even love.  As opposed to trying too hard, striving for perfection or adhering to norms and thus loosing essence of self.

Custom Horror also reflects the fear and questioning of the status quo of customs. As in etiquette, traditions and values of the masses. It's a personal reflection or lifelong distancing and even need for provocation of the standard etiquette. Custom like in customised and tailored. Not for you specifically, not for the artist specifically. For everyone and maybe for no-one. The art becomes what it is to the perceiver when it is looked upon and consumed, this is when meaning emerges. The combination of unique mind and the piece of art. A one of a kind symbiosis.  A custom tailored experience only fathomable by the perceiver.



a traditional and widely accepted way of behaving or doing something that is specific to a particular society, place, or time.


made or done to order; custom-made. "a custom guitar"



an intense feeling of fear, shock, or disgust."children screamed in horror"

a bad or mischievous person, especially a child."that little horror Zach was around"


I ship worldwide.

If you buy originals at sizes bigger than A4 I will pay for tracking and insurance and only charge standard shipping via the shop.

All shipments that don't adhere to the above statement ship without tracking. It's a real big bump in price for international shipping.
37€ for up to one Kg.

Please contact me if you want tracking on other purchases.

Danish rates
4€ - Sizes A4 and under.
8€ - Sizes A3 and above.

International rates
5.4€- Sizes A4 and under.
11€ - Sizes A3 and above.

Apparel rates
Please check during checkout, my apparel products are not shipped by me personally. I'm using drop-shipping.


Get In Touch

I'm always up for a chat about my art and ready to answer any questions.
Feel free to reach out.

- David Liwoch