David Hancock is a British artist, curator, and academic.
Hancock’s paintings feature stages tableaux which are render in hyper-realistic style painted from real life or still-life sets. His works attempt to “make palpable the psychological gap between the world that we physically experience and the psychological states through which it is apprehended”. Although Hancock’s key themes look at aspects of the modern world, his works are rooted in traditional painting and historical works of arts.
David Hancock graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1996; gained his MA in Fine Art, Liverpool John Moores University in 2010; and complete a PhD at the University of Salford in 2014. Hancock has exhibited works internationally include solo and group shows in the UK, Europe, USA, China, and Hong Kong. He has also curated group shows in the UK and been involved in the establishment of arts spaces in Manchester, including Warsaw Projects @ Open Art Studios, (2002); Mirabel Studios, 2009, and PAPER gallery in 2012. In 2008 Hancock was also the co-founder of ‘Art Group’, a peer group of Manchester based artists. He has also taken part in residencies in the UK and China.
He worked for the Chinese Arts Centre from 2001 until 2010, initially as the Centre Exhibition Administrator, (2001-2003) and the Artists' Residency Coordinator, 2003-2010.