Dave Buonaguidi has worked in advertising for over 30 years, founding St. Luke’s, the world’s first advertising co-operative which was dubbed ‘the most frightening company on earth’ by the Harvard Business Review. He has since worked as Creative Director at Channel 4, and he founded the Karmarama agency.
During a year-long break from the advertising world, Buonaguidi undertook a screen-printing course, which gave him the medium to express his ideas in new ways. Often Buonaguidi works with found images and materials – from maps to copper plates.
“I don’t smoke, I don’t drink, I don’t do drugs and never have done,” said Dave in a recent interview. “I’ve always just found a huge amount of satisfaction in making shit. That’s my drug of choice. You get a double hit. You get to make something and you get to sell it to somebody.”