David Soukup

American, b. 1985

Chicago native David Soukup is a critically acclaimed stencil artist known for his precisely rendered mixed media works that explore the urban landscape and gritty details of the city. His richly textured, hand-cut stencil paintings straddle the boundaries between photo-realism and graphic design, drawing inspiration from the beauty and detritus of the artist’s daily life in Chicago. Soukup has garnered international attention as the winner of the World Stencil Prize in 2013 and his paintings have been showcased worldwide in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Melbourne, and Sydney. His work has also been featured on the Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, and Artist-a-Day websites.