Additional Hours: September 23 to October 3: Tuesday to Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday 12-5pm
Artist’s Statement: I use abstraction for the level of detail it allows. I employ text, calligraphy, and symbolism, for how specific and yet open ended it can be, which brings a wider range of experience to viewing. I find digital editing to be fascinating. To produce the full expression of my ideas I need to make them come to life in the physical world. I have turned to classic movie making effects to solidify my ideas into reality. The abstraction found in my work is used as a visual poetry to bridge the gap between its own symbolism, the text, and the real world.
My greatest aim as an artist is to challenge my audience’s visualizations of what they see, and what they expect to see. Communication is extremely important, and I design my work to lean toward specifics, in close balance with my interests in abstraction. I embrace duality as I see fit, and to turn it toward contemplative ends. My recent addition of text and calligraphy has allowed a greater range of expression. My fascination with contemporary digital art is reflected in my constant search for greater detail, higher intensity colour balances, and ever expanding mystery.
David Marshall, a Winnipeg artist, has shown in group exhibitions at Cre8ery Gallery & Studio, The Edge Gallery, and Art from the Heart. He graduated from the University Of Manitoba School Of Fine Art in 2000, studying under Steve Gouthro, Bill Pura, Jeff Funnell, and Alex Bruning, alongside other professors. David considers his strongest influences to be Jenny Holzer, Mark Rothko, and Ed Ruscha. He is an active member of The Edge Gallery and Cre8ery Gallery & Studio. David Marshall lives and works in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His works are collected throughout Canada and the United States.
For media interviews with the artist please contact Jordan Miller, Executive Director, cre8ery gallery and studio, 2-125 Adelaide St. Winnipeg, MB.