David Sheldrick is a British Korean NFT artist who was born and raised in London, UK.
Since graduating from the London College of Fashion with a BA (Hons) in Fashion Photography, Sheldrick has transitioned from fashion photographer to commercial director, to NFT artist.
Through his photography work, Sheldrick has had a lot of press coverage and exhibited internationally on numerous occasions as part of both solo and group shows, going on to open his own photography studios across London.
Growing up with a love of art, Sheldrick was always expressing himself creatively, drawing obsessively and experimenting with different media, always pursuing hyper-realism.
Sheldrick’s desire to achieve hyper-realism with his artwork is what led to his decision to use photography as his creative medium of choice, this enabled him to capture the realistic images he desired at a faster rate and held plenty of opportunities to experiment with image manipulation.
The artist is fascinated by nature and the organic movements and changes seen within the tiniest details of the natural world. He enjoys focusing on the minutiae and enlarging the smallest elements into more detailed compositions.
By taking the small elements of nature into controlled environments and watching them react organically, Sheldrick combines the natural forms with the physics of how light shapes the image. Light, and artificial light in particular, are integral to Sheldrick’s work.
The artist himself says: “There are some things you can control and some things, you cannot, but if you disconnect yourself, you can see the beauty.”
This statement becomes even more relevant when you consider the experiments that Sheldrick is undertaking with generative art, and using AI to animate and transform an image in exciting new ways.
Sheldrick enjoys working on his projects continuously and doesn’t allow himself to view them as finished works, instead, he allows them to constantly evolve and grow and further develop as an abstraction of colour and movement, resulting in captivating, living images.