ARTIST SPOTLIGHT - Dave Buonaguidi

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT - Dave Buonaguidi

Dave Buonaguidi doesn’t mince his words; having spent more than 30 years in advertising before embarking on a full time career as Hackney’s funniest printmaker, Dave knows a thing or two about getting his point across. 

The artist’s iconic text pieces combine nods to pop culture with his inimitable wit to create works which utilise a tongue in cheek sense of humour with perfection. From works such as Love is Fun and NSFW, to a polite request addressed to Rishi Sunak, Dave’s practice brings together the risqué with the hilarious.

And it’s not just through his print-based works that Dave is able to give us a giggle - his Instagram account @realhackneydave broadcasts his thoughts on everything from Cadbury Flakes to Love Island to his over 24 thousand devoted followers.

We caught up with Dave on humour, authenticity and Jaffa cakes.

This was recorded in a socially distanced manner under March 2021 rules.