David began his university studies in Architecture but eventually graduated in Fine Arts specializing in Design. Since then he has worked in the world of design and advertising in which in addition to working as a freelance illustrator he has worked as both Art Director and Creative Director at several digital advertising agencies. He was recently recognized by the prestigious Taschen publication ‘100 Illustrators’ as one of the most influential international illustrators of the last decade and his work has also been published in books such as ‘Ilustration Now. David Despau creates exquisite portraits, elegant whilst maintaining a modesty in which the illusionist like precision and close to ‘photographic’ quality highlights the personality of those portrayed. The contemporary quality of his work is based in the infinite details counterbalanced with vacant space.
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