(American, b. 1976)
David Solomon grew up in Florida where his early fascination with the landscape anchored his aesthetic awareness. Solomon travelled west where he studied with figurative sculptor John Henry Waddell in Arizona. Solomon then went to The San Francisco Art Institute to study painting and became studio assistant to preeminent ab-ex painter Frank Lobdell.
In 2009, Solomon switched from painting on linen to painting on brushed aluminum panels. These glass-like surfaces allow Solomon to create visual planes that are unaffected by the textural weave of linen and canvas—thus making the surface purely about his painting.
Solomon creates flat, textural, and glossy areas of thinly layered oil paints (sometimes mixed with powdered pigments and/or mediums) to create differentiated shapes and the spaces they inhabit. The result is a relatively flat composition but one that expands and develops depth once the eye sees the subtle color and textural relationships. Working intuitively from multiple influences, these simple shapes interact within a complex system of give, take, and shared information, while some areas remain autonomous.
David Solomon lives and works in Santa Fe, NM and his paintings are in collections worldwide. He has exhibited with Peter Marcelle Project, Gerald Peters Gallery, David Richard Gallery, and Dean Jenson Gallery among others. He shows at many art fairs such as Art Miami, Art Southampton, Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, and Art Aspen, with reviews in Art In America, Art LTD, THE Magazine, and numerous localized publications.