Contemporary Artist exploring our visceral response to the world around us. Known for intricate works using surgical blades and medical supplies cast in resin.


David Cox (b.1972) is a British contemporary artist based in London and Los Angeles, known for his intricate works using surgical blades and medical supplies cast in resin.

His work explores our visceral response to the world around us, confronting one’s fears and interpretation of beauty. His work challenges our perception of objects in our lives and how they affect our emotions and preconceived ideas.

From a distance, many of the pieces consist of elegant and beautiful forms but upon closer inspection, they completely transform and surprise. The use of surgical equipment, especially scalpel blades and hypodermic needles, can initially unnerve the viewer because of our natural aversion to these objects.

By incorporating these items in such an unexpected way, David rob’s them of their power to intimidate and a new meaning emerges, one of beauty, harmony and optimism.

In his ‘Bloom’ series, David created complex geometric compositions using surgical blades, hypodermic needles and other surgical tools cast in resin that resemble abstract blooming flowers. Encasing these objects in resin allows us to view these medical instruments in a protective setting, which both neutralizes their threat and intrigues. This gives the viewer a truly multifaceted experience.

Objects are often float mounted so they appear suspended in space. This leads to the creation of shadows, which shift and transform as lighting conditions change providing a different experience with each viewing.

David’s background as a graphic designer has helped him develop a truly unique artistic viewpoint, one that obscures the boundary between design and art.

His art is an extension of his life where order, symmetry, precision, curiosity, beauty, playfulness and a bit of danger are all daily necessities.


Let’s work together. Give me a call, send an email, connect via social media or drop by my studio in Shoreditch, London for a chat and a cup of tea.


+44 (0) 7802 485 382


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