Before MakereadyDavid Felix
Acrylic paint, chalk paint, wax, crayon, pastel, pencil, marker, fabric on Composite board
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
15 " h x 16 " w x 2 " d |2 lbs. 9 oz.
"Rough edged, slightly asymmetrical - this piece was intentionally constructed in this way in order to break a dependency on the dead square, set rectangle," explains David. "The overall shape of this work is in fact a parallelogram, slightly skewed to the left. The title comes from the breakdown of the Latin root of the word 'preparation' - 'prae' 'before' and 'parare' 'make ready.' This diagrammatic structure refers to the start of something - there's a sense of building, beginning, of getting ready."
Artist David Felix creates visual poetry with layered collage paintings. His mixed media pieces usually start with a notebook sketch to work out the form, and he creates organic lines by tracing branches and stones onto the canvas. David explains that "working is an unhurried, meditative process, the color and shapes I add to the surface must be resolved within themselves and I'm very particular about the tint and the form." David has been creating art since he was a child growing up in the UK, heavily influenced by his artist parents and their community. His childhood home had paint splattered floors and canvasses leaning against walls. Now living in Denmark, David still works from a home studio, a simple room with a wooden floor, table, jars and a collection of natural materials - sticks, twigs, bird skulls and beach pebbles. David's art has been featured in solo exhibitions across Europe, as well as private and public collections internationally. In addition to visual arts, David also makes music, playing a blend of jazz, funk and folk music on guitar.