David Adshade is an award winning graphic designer and art director by trade, but his real passion lies in Industrial Abstract Impressionism. Through the use of Oxidation, we see the deconstruction of our everyday materials transformed in compelling pieces of art. Price Range:
David Adshade’s growing career has spanned over two decades. Although an award winning graphic designer and art director by trade, David’s real passion lies in the finer arts. Among many creative interests and endeavours, mediums such as watercolour, charcoal, sculpture and even some metal work have been explored with great results. But a restlessness ensued.
A gradual shift in focus and desire over the past few years has brought David into the realm of Industrial Abstract Impressionism. This approach involves the exploration of metal based paints with applied reactive solutions combined with traditional art materials. This leaves a truly stunning effect, both industrial looking yet aesthetically pleasing to the senses.
Unlike graphic design, where projects are usually client driven and executed with meticulous detail, this new direction offers the freedom of pure expression, unbridled by any outside influences except of course, by his natural world setting and limitless imagination. Not only has this been a liberating experience, a breath of fresh air so to speak, but an inspiration to continue with this newly found method of art, life and freedom.
“Oxidation, Rust, Paint and Life…These elements go hand in hand together as each try to reign supreme over one another. That’s what it comes down to in my ongoing series of works, OXIDATION. Explore with me the process as we see the deconstruction of our everyday materials such as acrylic paint, venetian plaster and latex to name a few. Combine that with metal reactive paints of iron, copper and bronze, when activated, create a rusting or patinated finish, unfolding the fleeting beauty that is temporarily captured as a result…Such is a metaphor for life.” David Adshade