AboutLondon-based artist David Rayson (b. 1966, Wolverhampton) is the Professor of Painting at the Royal College of Art, his earlier work concentrated on meticulous paintings of urban and suburban scenes, and in particular, the Ashmore Park Estate in Wolverhampton where he grew up. His work has developed over the past few years becoming increasingly more restless, playful, and physiclogical. He has spent the past five years exclusively drawing, and these works have been exhibited at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, The Whitechapel Art Gallery, Kettles Yard, Maureen Paley/Interim Art, and recently in his largest show of drawings to date at the Marlborough Gallery entitled 'The Everyday Fantastic'. His next project 'The Ship', involves a return to painting, as well as drawing, map making, collecting objects and travelling to exotic new lands without leaving his armchair.