David believes that art shields us from the discomfort and pain of a conflicted world, and frees us to find joy and enlightenment even when things get “interesting.”
The most interesting–terrifying, exhilarating–parts of our world exist at the borders and boundaries, particularly where those lines and surfaces are transgressed. David’s work simulates this violation from the perspective of the victim and the aggressor; exploring the vulnerability of his body and spirit versus the raw power of culture and the human experience. He frames this difficult subject matter with bright, happy colors and comfy geometries.
David’s extensive background in manufacturing has informed his choice of materials and techniques. Through the use and misuse of modern industrial processes, he explores the conflict theaters of transhumanism, AI, and automation, and he traces those onto the smaller, more intense battlegrounds of sexuality, spirituality, and personal violence. The resulting artwork is pleasant and familiar, even if the core is a little tough.