David Brunning, also widely known as TheKidBelo, is a Saskatchewan born, contemporary artist from Calgary, Alberta. Working in a wide variety of mediums since the late 1990's, the graffiti artist and large-scale muralist has expanded into the fine art realm with his influential, abstract work. He seeks to create paintings that ultimately inspire others to see past the obvious, feel beyond the nominal and permeate the beautiful connection found between art and humanity.
The range of his work is diverse, extending from the vividly colorful, letter infused adaptations of emotion and environment to the more subtle and minimal, sometimes architectural, forms in composition. David's abstract paintings derive inspiration from his years as a street artist, as well as his many travels and daily observations. His paintings are known nation-wide, reaching even internationally to New Zealand and Columbia.
The artwork of David Brunning is available through Masters Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, or through commission inquiries. Please contact Masters Gallery if you are so inclined to inquire about his paintings or to view them in person. All other inquires, and those pertaining to his graffiti-based work under his alias, Belo/TheKidBelo, can be made through his contact page.
2018 If Walls Could Talk @ Masters Gallery, 2115 4 St SW, Calgary, Alberta (Opening May 4 & 5, solo show)
2015 Lost in Transition @ 820 11 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta (solo show)
2011 Fourteen @ DaDe Gallery, Calgary, Alberta (solo show)
2009 Love, Strength & Soul @ Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, Ontario (collaborative show with New York artist, Tim Okamura)
2009 Procession @ The Gallery, Calgary, Alberta (solo show)
2007 Brooklyn Mythology @ Axis Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta (collaborative show with New York artist, Tim Okamura)
2005 Art Under Pressure @ Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta (group show)
City of Calgary Municipal Collection.
FFWD Magazine's "Best Visual Artist": 2008, 2010, 2011