Week 9 – Artist Conversation – David DeSantis

Exhibition Information

Artist: David DeSantis

Exhibition: Day Dreamer

Media: print, paint, ink

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Merlino Gallery

Website: n/a

Instagram: @rapturefineart

David DeSantis is an undergraduate student majoring in printmaking.  He is currently in his senior year.  He explained that he started his love for art since he was a kid.  Furthermore, he has been practicing art for nine years.  However, he only became serious about since he was in college.  He admitted that he only drew motorcycles when he was in high school, thus wanting to become a mechanic.

In this exhibition, Day Dreamer, he wanted to experiment with images, fluid, shapes and forms.  Thus, creating abstract compositions and artworks, making the audience use their imagination to seek to understand his artworks. Moreover,  David even expresses that his artworks may even have several meanings and connotations.

David starts his process by listening to music.  He usually listens to dubstep and uses the beat and rhythm to navigate his flow to creating his art. He said that once the music starts he just randomly sketches and draw random marks.  He called this limitless since he can practically draw anything with the music as his guide.

After looking at this exhibition,  I thought it was very interesting.  Furthermore, in each art pieces, you can tell what they are, however, he added more funk or depth to pieces making them more interesting, which I like.

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