David Straange is a painter working in a diverse range of media embracing the intersection of Expressionism, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Abstraction, Street Art, Neo-Geometric Conceptualism and Fauvism. His work explores the subconscious through intuitive abstraction. He explores the idea of the repressed subconscious through abstraction. Drawing from a diverse range of African-Polynesian mythology to the psychology of Jung and Freud, David is interested in externalizing the interior experience of the mind and the factors that shape it. He sees art as a looking glass into the future of the human consciousness and how it effects our actions.
“Post Colonial Sportz Teams”
Post colonial sportz team is a satire project, using classical comically to reveal truths buried deep within the social fabric of society. These sportz team emblems show what is possible for team logos once racism has been defeated.
Funhouse is an art experiment gone right. The ongoing series and body of work is geared towards youth interested in art. The rough surface and whimsical caricatures can be likened to briefing minority youth for the surreal reality of social constructs and hegemony. It’s a more critical view of the “crystals” series.
David Straange was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1992. David’s work is informed by his diverse study of sculpture, Jazz, ballet, art history, analog photography, theatre, cultural communications and anthropology. Primarily working in painting and drawing, David’s art practice also includes artist books and music.
David is the son of a Fraud Bank Analyst Mother, and a Desert Storm war veteran Father. His earliest memories include gas being 99 cents, going to Burger King to get french toast sticks, (4 pieces), being afraid of grass, and listening to his brother freestyle emcee over the radio.