Abstract Expressionism, First Thursday July 2, 2015
David’s creative energy is free flowing and comes from a subconsciousness within his inner core. He believes art should always make you feel something - Something that is unexpected; Something that is raw and natural.
When the paintings are finished, they remind David of places around him that are intermixed with his innermost and subliminal thoughts. His style is “Expressionism" and/or "Abstract Expressionism". David has always been drawn to and inspired by the early work of Jackson Pollock, the expressive self-portraits of Frida Kahlo, and the strangeness of Dali. He also draws upon the figurative modernism of Chagall, as well as, Rothko’s affinity for colors that express energy and ecstasy.
There is fine line between consciousness and our subconsciousness. The images that David created in this series are inspired by the reflections in his mind between these two worlds. Although we all live in both worlds, we are unaware of how they work together to create our reality. The question that David is exploring in this series is, “What happens to our perception at the moment our subconscious momentarily spills over into our day to day reality?”
The thin line in David’s work represents the division between a dichotomy: land & water, night & day, reality & fantasy, and our conscious and subconscious worlds. These dichotomies merge for only a moment, a split second, and at that juncture the reflection is purely magical, yet non-tangible.