David Soukup started his career working as a spray paint stencil artist in Chicago. Gradually he has found ways to evolve his process and adopt new ideas. Likewise, his work has grown more complex and personal.
Using a variety of techniques and media—multiple types of acrylic, latex, enamel paint, spray paint—Soukop strives to depict urban landscapes in their greatest detail. His meticulously hand-cut stencils are created from a mix of his own photographs and found imagery.
His work has been exhibited across the United States and in Australia.
"David Soukup is one of the most compelling stencil artists working today. In a medium largely populated with simple throw-ups and clever quips, Soukup creates his multi-layered stencils of architecture and portraiture -- some taking nearly 100 hours each. He is experimental, but with a strict dosage of patience and confidence."