David is an illustrator and a creator of several underground comix and has worked with comix creators such as S. Clay Wilson.  He is also an abstract expressionist painter known for his tactile works with layers of tar, shellac and scrap wood.

Artist Statement:

The question of an "Artist Statement " always perplexes me. It assumes I know what I'm doing or at the very least know what I'm going to do. Also, I feel as the writer Charles Bukowski " I don't like to talk about it, it deflates the tires".  In light of this, here's a bit of collateral information. In the late 60's early 70's I wrote and drew "Underground Comix" in San Francisco. Inspiration, characters, environments etc. were gleaned from extensive notebooks that I kept as I caroused bars, cafes etc. These notebooks were with me when I lived, studied and worked with magazines in Paris ( one of them was the ill fated "Charlie Hebdo" ).

Lately, after years of painting abstractly in NYC, I was moved to scratch out ideas on paper again...motivated by way too much coffee, and being up way too early (5:00) to hit the studio at a civilized time. I had a bunch of manilla folders lying around, cheap pens and my twisted imagination. These are the results.





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