David Risley

Madame X





Madame X

An exhibition by David Risley

To coincide with the launch of Copenhagen Fashion Week, British artist David Risley will have an an exhibition of new paintings at OUTPOST GALLERY opening Monday, 7th August at 4PM. Inspired by paintings of women, from earlyRenaissance frescos of standing saints to Portrait of Madame X by American painter John Singer Sargent, Risley looks to modern-day muses as his subject matter. Popular Danish fashion influencers Sophia Roe, Marie Jedig, PernilleRosenkilde and Naomi Anwer are iconised by Risley in watercolour paints on life-size silk canvases. Risley contacted each woman and produced images in collaboration with them towards the final paintings. They were compensated for their time. 

Risley’s work will be available to view from 4PM–7PM August 7 until August 19

Excerpt from text by Lakeisha Goedluck 

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With thanks to 

Sophia Roe, Pernille Rosenkilde, Naomi Anwer & Marie Jedig

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David Risley



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David Risley

An artist who makes paintings, writes, curates and teaches, David Risley (b. 1972) co-founded the CHART Art Fair and ran the David Risley Gallery for 20 years, which spotlighted both established and emerging talent. Originally from England, Risley lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

Risley has a BA in Fine Art, Painting from Bath School of Art (1991-1994).

Recent and upcoming solo shows include A Hug from the Artworld, NYC, 2024, The Water or the Wave, Kostyal Gallery, Stockholm, 2022, Midnight Special, Gæsteværelset, Copenhagen, 2021 and The River Doesn't Care, Ekely, Copenhagen, 2021.

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