"The intimate feeling that painting can be a gateway to a universe that transcends us"




2020 : ART CAPITAL, Artistes français, Grand-Palais, Paris

2020 : ABSTRACTION IS IN LIFE, Espace Renoir, Bois-Colombes

2019 : SALON DES BEAUX ARTS DE BOULOGNE BILLANCOURT, Espace Landowski, Boulogne-Billancourt

2019 : SALON D'AUTOMNE, Champs-Elysées, Paris

2019 : FROM PARIS TO CHICAGO, The Gallery, Lake Forest - USA

2019 : ARTSHOPPING, C.I.D., Deauville

2019 : L’ESSENCE DU CORPS, Espace Schiffers, Bois-Colombes

2018 : ART SHOPPING, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

2018 : N°11 SERIE, Galeries du Diamants, Paris

2017 : ABSTRACTIVATION, Hôtel La Villa Beaumarchais, Paris

2013 : ŒUVRES 2009-2013, French Tailor, Paris


2019 : 59 EN MAI, 59 Rivoli, Paris

2019 : MANOS MANCHADAS DE PINTURA, Online Auction, Mexico
2019 : PANAMARTY #2, Espace Acacia, Boulogne Billancourt
2019 : NEO BOHEME #2, Les Passeurs de Ruisseaux, Paris

2018 : NEO BOHEME #1, Les Passeurs de Ruisseaux, Paris
2018 : PANAMARTY #1, Espace Acacia, Boulogne Billancourt
2018 : ART SHOPPING, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris
2018 : PEINTURES CONTEMPORAINES, Galerie Thuillier, Paris
2017 : PEINTURES & PHOTOGRAPHIES, Oasys Consulting, Lyon 
2014 : MODELES VIVANTS – PEINTURES ET DESSINS, La Grande Chaumière, Paris 
2014 : ABSTRACTION, Centre d'animation Les Halles Le Marais, Paris 
2012 : ABSTRACTION, Centre d'animation Les Halles Le Marais, Paris
2010 : ABSTRACTION, Centre d'animation Les Halles Le Marais, Paris


Although drawn to art early in his childhood, David Twose, the Franco-British artist living in Paris, decided not to pursue his passion for art professionally until the age of 40 (in 2017).


Twose studied in art classes, mainly at the iconic art academy La Grande Chaumière in Paris, while pursuing a management career in Marketing for sixteen years at Peugeot. While early influences included the Fauves, Nabis, and, more recently, David Hockney, his motivation to take the leap to become a professional artist lies in his unwavering desire to align his inner and outer worlds—congruent to living life as a painter.


Twose works as a true tightrope walker, seeking the perfect harmony between figuration and abstraction. He creates a world outside space and time, a universe with powerful colors and forms that draws its inspiration from the human body, landscapes, and urban landscapes.


Twose reveals the abstraction hiding within reality, with the aim of expressing a world that transcends us, touching the essence of all that surrounds and inhabits us, what he calls abstractivation. His paintings put our imagination to work, bringing us back to our need for contemplation.
Today, Twose works in the international artist residency “59 Rivoli” located in the heart of Paris.


Philosophy (particularly Plato) lies at the core of my art, underpinning my need for self-expression in order to connect with something greater: freedom, beauty, nature, and the universe.


When I paint a landscape, I search for the abstract images that exist in reality: the shapes of a tree, a building, a shadow, etc.


My goal is to expose and amplify these abstractions — what I call abstractivation. I am searching for the elusive line between figural and abstract work in the hope of reaching new spiritual dimensions.


Abstractivation is the pillar of my art, it is the way that I work and the way that I see. 



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Email: david.twose@gmail.com

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