David Oates aka Torismo was born in London in 1976 and began drawing on lampposts in the 90’s.
He spends much of his time walking and exploring ignored and over looked places, making work based on his experience of the spaces he investigates. He pays attention to the long forgotten man made landscapes and things that humans have left behind them. He is interested in the wildlife that humans have introduced to areas, sometimes by mistake along with the tangible way we have altered the wild landscape.
He uses stippling and lines to create delicate and intricate drawings which feel like he is drawing atoms - some of the atoms being more organised than others. He has produced commercial work for Deal Real Records, Airecords, Lex Records, Honda Formula One and Nike Town among others.