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Dawid is one of those photographers who successfully directed his eyes towards both the motive in front of the camera and towards the photography as a medium. With an intellectual sharpness, pronounced sensuality and strong feeling for shapes he creates pictures where as well as established perceptions about genres and relations between expressions are added into movements.
Dawid is crossing boundaries in several respects. Already with the exhibition “Nobody loves me” at the art hall Liljevalchs in Stockholm 1973 he claims, in opposition to the current documentary ideal, the photography as an artistic medium. He belongs to thhose who early experimented with big negative format and the exhibition “Rost at the Fotografiska museum” at the Modern museum 1983 shook up the Swedish photographic scene.
The ability to use the help with photography to turn the overlooked into pictures and expectations is a hallmark of Dawid. Something that highly incuse the today classic series Arbetsnamn Skulptur (1991). In an equal radical and aesthetic seductive way he combines and dissolves the limits between painting, photography and sculpture. He succeeds in a liberating manner to undermine the separation between the modern striving after purity and the post modern ideal of hybridization.
Lust and curiosity are the driving forces and the works range over not less than five decades. There are often longer series that held together with both visual and conceptual characteristics. The vision and the photography are in focus and despite the differences the plants shape a fabric where the earliest and latest works are combined, independent if they are to come on its own initiative, such as series with weapon and flickering tv screens, or as mission for Japanese fashion magazines or car companies.
2004 was Dawid awarded the big prize of Artistic board for his artistic act and significance in our age. Text by: Niclas Östlind