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"I’m interested in the apophenia one curates to make sense of the world around them. I tend to explore themes of safety, control and power and how these are implemented visually. I want the works made to perform a woven narration, constantly looping back informing and reimagining themselves to reference a larger, futile attempt at solving a mutating puzzle of our fictionalized ideal of America." Jesse Butcher, Virtual Studio Visit, June 2020 Jesse Butcher, Virtual Studio Visit, June 2020 Jesse Butcher, Vi...

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"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." David Onri Anderson, Strawberry Mare, 2020, acrylic, and graphite on raw canvas, 38" x 32" David Onri Anderson, Cosmic Queen of the Unseen, 2020, campfire ash, acrylic, and gr...

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"My work draws from my experience of a struggling Zimbabwe and is guided by the African philosophy of HUNHU/UBUNTU; the essence of that which makes us human; our compassion, humanity, our connection to each other. 'I am who I am because of who we all are.' In searching for these connections, I have chosen to go back to my roots, into the past and talk to my ancestors searching for links which I tie back to my own...

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