DAVID ONRI ANDERSON Representation (2) Website CV
Nashville, TN | Painting, Mixed Media, Drawing, Installation
David Onri Anderson (b. 1993, Nashville, TN) is a Tennessee-born painter, musician and curator of French/Algerian ancestry. He graduated from Watkins College of Art with the Anny Gowa Purchase Award in 2016. He was reviewed in the September 2018 issue of Art in America Magazine for his solo exhibition Earthbound at Elephant Gallery in Nashville TN. He recently had a solo exhibition at Patrick Painter Gallery in Los Angeles, CA and at David Lusk Gallery in Nashville, TN. His work has been exhibited by Patrick Painter Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), ZieherSmith Gallery (Manhattan, NY), David Lusk Gallery (Nashville, TN), Chicago Art Book Fair (Chicago, IL), Atlanta Contemporary (Atlanta, GA), Elephant Gallery (Nashville, TN), and group shows all over the world. He is currently represented by David Lusk Gallery and Patrick Painter Gallery. He also co-curates an artist-run space called mild climate and is the founder & curator of Electric Shed in Nashville, TN.
David Onri Anderson’s paintings are impressions of his sensory and spiritual experience with images. He employs experimental, non-objective and intuitive approaches to process and materials, with influences from tantric art and cosmic philosophy. In his expanding, deconstructing and echoing of a variety of forms, he shows the inherent alchemical possibilities in colors, materials and repetition. His most recent subjects - patterns from fabric, objects and abstracted organic elements such as leaves, flowers and fruit - possess unfolding stories that allude to a universal spirit or mythology. Experienced calmly and gradually, these paintings exist as quiet conversations in infinite spaces.