D a v i d S i n d e n

Renga The Cosplay Project Severn Light Altered Ego After In Defence Zone Gallery

< x o x > a r t s  is the website representing David V Sinden, an independent photographer, artist and educator based in Wales. David has had a kidney transplant, so COVID19 was a challenge to David and his co-conspirator Kate Woodward.  Their response has been the LockDownRenga... a series of online photo workshops based on an ancient Japanese poetry form linking artists across Wales, the UK and beyond to create new collaborative artworks.

David is also creating a new series of portraits of CosPlay devotees, featuring comic book icons, video game characters and superheroes.  The portraits will be published as a book and prepared for an exhibition later this year. 

Altered Ego which explores the construction of identity through the worlds of espionage and deception will reappear in future years… The Altered Ego exhibition taking over Insole Court in Llandaff was featured in the Diffusion 2019 Festival.

Significant other projects include After?, a series of portraits documenting survivors of brain injury, and SevernLight a series of landscape photographs of the ear-changing moods of the Severn estuary

David has previously worked for several leading digital arts agencies in London and Brighton, including Artec, Lux and Lighthouse Media Centre. He was co-founder in 1991 and Director of Zone Gallery, the leading photography and media gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne, until 1998.

David can be contacted on dvs@xox.org.uk or 44 77 8657 2798.

 Photographs by David Sinden: all rights reserved 2021