Nashville, TN | Painting, Mixed Media, Drawing, Time-based, Installation
Nashville-based artist David Onri Anderson received his BFA in 2016 from the Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. Anderson’s artwork has been exhibited nationally, including group shows at ZieherSmith in New York, the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, and Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville. In addition to his work as an artist, Anderson is co-director/curator of mild climate in The Packing Plant and runs art-space Bijan Ferdowsi Gallery in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood.
Painting is a process that immediately involves collaboration of the subject and my own receptiveness. This practice becomes a collection of images and rhythms that leave a trail of responses to life experiences. My goal is to form a path that allows the viewer to enter in a way that unites our experiences without homogenizing our differences, so that there can be an open and clear space where there was none before. The work I make resists the spectacle and urges a greater importance for silence, ambiguity, and rest.