"I love the purity of geometric forms, crisp and elegant line, a few bold colors and the visual record of brushstroke. In combining these things, I wish to visually please, provoke, and, on occasion, perplex my audience, but alway to engage them. To accomplish this, I have organized my paintings utilizing two seemingly co! ntradict ory visual systems: one that creates the illusion of three dimensional space through perspective, overlapping, and size diminution, and another that emphasizes the planar two dimensional quality of the canvas through pattern, directional movement, rhythmic line, and modular spatial relationships. The conflicting historical views of what is appropriate for a painting - as a Renaissance "window into space" (a lie to Modernists), or as one that reinforces the integrity of its flat surface (a triumph to Modernists) - coexist in my work, shifting from one to the other. This tug of war, between two dimensionality and three dimensionality, a delightful dialectic, creates an uneven balance, in the same manner that geometric abstraction has been coupled with an architectonic realism."
Born in New York City, David began painting over forty years ago as a Lehigh University student. With a major in Fine Arts, a Masters+30 in Art History, and certification as a Teacher of Art and Elementary Education, David used all the knowledge and skills he acquired to help him create and teach Gifted and Enrichment programming for twenty-seven years. Since resigning his teaching position in 2012, David has been able to paint full time. He is Co-President, Docent, and an Exhibiting artist at the Guild of Creative Art.
He has contributed to numerous group shows there, resulting in the Mitchell Award for Acrylic at the 20th Annual Open Juried Show and the Nicole Prize for Acrylic at the 2014 Summer Painters Show. He exhibited with Jeff Kahn at the Gallery of the JCC in Allentown, PA in a show entitled "Engineered Abstraction" in 2013. In June of 2014, David partnered with Annette Margulies at the Guild for a show entitled "Abstraction: Expressive? Precisely!" During January and February of this year, four of his automobile paintings were exhibited at the Gallery in the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY, as part of the "American Dream" exhibit.
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