David Chambers

Fine Art - BA (Hons)

David's paintings explore concerns within the contemporary practice of painting, the language of gestural marks, and the possibilities of the medium through its materiality. The work attempts to reduce the painting to a succession of brush strokes that signify the gestural performance between the artist and the surface. His paintings explore the potential for painting to be void of substance, opening its audience to create a context for the work. Optical light is an important starting point within each work, whether the painting process exposes the illusion of a lit environment or the way light reacts upon a painted surface are fundamental for the painting to develop its own substance.