About

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.

BIO

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. Works for clients across a broad spectrum of industries and is excited to see his own art tomorrow and  in 10 years especially.






CV

Exhibition History

2020 Solo
Uhørt musikfestival
EKHO EKHO
Copenhagen

2020 Solo
Art Association
Region Hovedstaden
Copenhagen

2019 Group
expo.1624
Art Monday
Copenhagen

2019 Group
Salon Monday | Pop Up Gallery
Art Monday
Copenhagen

2018 Solo
Opening Exhibition
Sydhavnens Galleri & Kunstsalon
Copenhagen

2016 Group
Creature
Novam Artem / Den Fede Kat
Copenhagen

2013 Group
Spring exhibition
Friluftsrådet
Copenhagen

2012 Solo
Monsters at Andersen Hotel
Andersen Hotel
Copenhagen

2010 Group
Kultur2450
Dansepavillonen
Copenhagen

Commissions

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
Private

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

Education

Copenhagen Business School
AP Multimedia Design
2004

Representation

Monday Studio
Matthæusgade 21
1666 Copenhagen


Publications Print


Monday Yet?
Issue #1a39b6
2019, 4 pages


Publications Web


Jakob Hindhede
Custom Horror, Art Monday
Artmonday.net
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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.

custom
/ˈkʌstəm/

noun

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

adjective

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

horror
/ˈhɒrə/

noun

1.
an intense feeling of fear, shock, or disgust."children screamed in horror"

‍2.NFORMAL
a bad or mischievous person, especially a child."that little horror Zach was around"

Prices

Base Price

My current base price is currently set to 0.22€ per cm2. Based on 1.6 Danish Kroner per cm2.

Examples prices:
A4 ( 21 x 29.7 cm ) 137 €
A3 ( 29.7 x 42 cm) 275 €
A3+ ( 32.9 x 48.3 cm) 350 €
A2 ( 42 x 59.4 cm ) 549 €

Depending on the rarity I assign a percentage value which acts as a fraction of the base price. My base price is based on my original pieces and thus those are assigned a value of 100%.

I offer a range of products at a fraction of the price of my originals.

Rarity Value

100% - Original handmade
This is a one of a kind piece of art. Signed. Comes with certificate of authenticity.

33% - Limited edition of 15
Limited edition print of 15 pieces. A digitally created piece or a replication of an original handmade piece. Signed and numbered. Comes with certificate of authenticity.

25% - Limited edition of 50
Limited edition print of 50 pieces. A digitally created piece or a replication of an original handmade piece. Signed and numbered. Comes with certificate of authenticity.

12.5% - Limited edition of 100
Limited edition print of 100 pieces. A digitally created piece or a replication of an original handmade piece. Signed and numbered. Comes with certificate of authenticity.

2.5% - Art Posters
Affordable posters. Usually come signed.

SHIPPING & RATES

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.

Contact

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