VISUAL VOICES : Dave Weindorf

Working in watercolor, acrylic, ink and stain on canvas and board, the genius of artist David Weindorf employs a range of textures and tones in his images. Bold strokes of paint are placed over contrasting backgrounds with colors that range from delicate pastels to intense blues, reds and yellows. Weindorf says he likes to use vintage paints when possible, feeling that the vividness of those paints gives sharper definition to his images — heightening their three-dimensional sense of space. The resulting works combine a strong physical presence with a lightness and freedom that draw-in the viewer.  It Was Art Production New York's honor to interview both a brilliant mind and, a brilliant man. 

What are the core and fundamental themes and concepts of your art?

The core and fundamental themes in my artwork is symbolism and history. It stems from a lifelong interest in Egyptian hieroglyphics and cave art. Being adopted I’ve always wanted to know what my history is, where I come from, who I belong to. There’s a mystery and unknown quality that comes from that is closely related to my subject matter.

How closely do these ideas relate to your creative process and the actual act of creating the art itself? 

All very close, especially when the ideas are formulating on the canvas..

Which artists, designers, creators (past or present)  are you inspired and influenced by?

I would say Picasso, Dali, Miro and Kandinsky are strong contenders for my influence!

Which of your work/works stands out as a highlight, a favorite, or a significant point in your creative growth and development? and why?

Elephant Man is my favorite because I combined my ideas of line work with large lines and it came out right. The Pianistwas a stepping stone or a transition from the work I was doing previously. I felt like it defined who I really am as an artist, and my line work was refined.

An artist of powerful creative voice and message, what do you wish to communicate to your audience? 

I’m trying to create profound works for today, inspired by the mysteries of the past.

Creatively, professionally and in all aspects of being an artist, what are your goals for your upcoming works and art?

To keep advancing in my style and evolve constantly at all costs and never look back. I want to leave a great body of art for the world when I’m gone!

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