Wk9- ARTIST CONVERSATION- David DeSantis

Artist: David DeSantis

Exhibition: Day Dreamer

Media: paper, ink, screen printing , flexiglass

Gallery: Dr. Maxine Merlino Gallery

Website: N/A

Instagram: rapturefineart

About the Artist

David DeSantis is currently a fourth year in California State University, Long Beach pursing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking. What sets apart David from the other artists at the gallery was that his art draws inspiration from music and its abstracts. David has a passion for decorating motorcycles and it was even his original plan when going into college. Since then he has expanded to customizing other things such as boards.

Formal Analysis

A lot of David’s art seem to have drawn inspiration from music. Some draw it from the rhythm or beat showcasing a variation of lines. Others draw from the title emphasizing on its topic. All of David’s art are drawn 2D on paper utilizing ink.

Content Analysis

I took interest in David’s abstract art the most.As previously stated David’s art draws inspiration from many different things resulting in it being abstract. Using ink on paper, there are seemingly jagged lines that appear to be random; however, under closer inspecting those jagged lines start to smooth out and the nature of the line begins to follow a path.

Synthesis/ My Experience

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On of my favorite pieces was the simple black and white lined one because it was very reminiscent of a show that just ended that I have been watching since I was a kid, Naruto. The spiral of white lines resembles the tails of a fox. My initial experience was that I liked this exhibit because it was one of the first simple yet intriguing exhibitions we have seen in a while.

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