Inspired By: David Crismon

David Crimson, Art, contemporary Art, Craighead Green, Dallas Art Gallery

Here is what I love about the works of David Crismon.  He takes a traditional art concept and turns it right on its head, splicing and modifying and repiecing the image into a large contemporary piece of Pop Art that commands the room in which it hangs. When you see these works in person you will see the depth and presence that the works evoke. Crismon refers to it as “Dislocated Histories”…  I admire his talent and skill as he honors history while giving it an updated place in our contemporary interiors, keeping us artfully in the now:

David Crimson, Art, contemporary Art, Craighead Green, Dallas Art Gallery, Jacqueline Van Caestre

“History has become subject to endless re –investigation, alteration, splicing and editing. Consequently, various distortions and interpretations of information occur. By re – constructing images from the past; my intention is to accentuate the changes and distortions that can occur…

David Crimson, Art, contemporary Art, Craighead Green, Dallas Art Gallery

… Some of the information has been duplicated, edited, re – configured or may be missing altogether….

David Crimson, Art, contemporary Art, Craighead Green, Dallas Art Gallery

…I’m interested by history and how it is interpreted and work with the idea that the past and present interfere with each other. In doing this, I felt it was appropriate to employ an “old” process, such as painting, to speak about “new” processes and technologies, such as photography, motion pictures and digital imaging. I reference the past to pay homage and encapsulate the impact technology has made on how we translate history as well as modern experience.”   -David Crismon

David Crimson, Art, contemporary Art, Craighead Green, Dallas Art Gallery

 TWO WORKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE BELOW:

David Crimson, Art, contemporary Art, Craighead Green, Dallas Art Gallery

 “Pearls and Orange Dress” – Oil on Metal – 60” x 40”

David Crimson, Art, contemporary Art, Craighead Green, Dallas Art Gallery

 “Man with Flag, 1626” – Oil on Metal – 80” x 60”

 both available through Craighead Green Gallery  1011 Dragon Street   Dallas TX 75207

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Comments

  1. These are totally cool. I love taking something old (fashioned) and making it new. David makes it easy to appreciate these older works in a new way and easy to use in the modern home. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. David Crismon says:

    I just scrolled through the nice little write up you did about Dislocated Histories. I wanted to say thank you. It is a good thing that pushing some paint around and delving into a bit of history can have some positive affect on people. I have seen this happen repeatedly with this body of work and have had the chance to personally get to know the patrons. It has been a wonderful transformation, since these start in the relative isolation of the studio. There’s a lot of things in our lives that vie for our attention, its good to know that people stop to look and consider. Thanks again for the kind words.

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