Wednesday, February 17, 2010

5 x 5 Submission 52 - David Badders

David Badders

David was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and spent most of his childhood and teenage years in Yutan, NE, a small town with fewer than 1,000 residents. As an adolescent and later as a college student he held down a variety of odd jobs working on farms, in factories, restaurants, and hotels - to name a few. After receiving a BA in Art from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln he moved around the country working for various newspapers as an illustrator and graphic artist. Fine art has always been his primary interest, however, and he currently works exclusively in his studio, mostly drawing and painting.

David's work is purely visual and any messages one might find would be unintentional. Some of his compositions include text, numbers, corporate logos, and an occasional recognizable character or figure.

His influences include Franz Kline, Basquiat, Diebenkorn, Cy Twombly, and Jenny Saville.

Although every generation declares painting a dead medium for artists David believes there is still work to be done.

1 comment:

  1. Dave what beautiful colors in the last one. All golden and delicious - it is inspiring. I also like the relentless composition of the one before that with strips of words without hierarchy or meaning. It is just like that when we are bombarded with advertising.