Art Spotlight: David D'Agostino

Art Spotlight: David D'Agostino

Lost Creek Wilderness

See David D’Agostino’s work in WTP Vol. V #2

Lost Creek Wilderness by David D’Agostino

acrylic and sumi ink on canvas
20″ x 24″

A simple walk in the New Mexico wilderness both enthralls and terrorizes me. Suddenly, a desert thunderstorm creates whirling pools of blindness or iced rivers propel an irreversible slip of bone and muscle. Based on treks to desolate mountain peaks and desert lowlands, my paintings accept the rupture: eerie, barren, stressed, shadowed, beautiful otherworldly places cultivated by human-inspired encroachment. Landscapes where motion, stone, and gravity collapse our flimsy identities. Lifting our gaze toward form and emptiness, hovering between the seen and unseen. There are hefty doses of crushing physical side effects as well.”

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