David D'Agostino
Albuquerque, New Mexico

David D’Agostino does not paint your quintessential landscape. His work is inspired by treks through New Mexico’s wilderness. He is fascinated by the desolate mountain peaks and desert lowlands, which are in a state of constant environmental flux, like a living, breathing beast. These extreme environments both enthrall and terrorize the artist. He captures the otherworldliness of the barren landscape with cool colors, expressionist brushstrokes, and lots of texture. Although the work is abstracted, the viewer is always looking up to the mountains, which dominate his canvases. The flattened style is reminiscent of Japanese woodblock prints, and the reverence for nature’s splendor and power is an inherent quality of traditional Asian art. The achievement of texture through varying brushwork is often used in abstract painting to create a surface that feels aged and eroded. In David’s work this technique captures the depth and roughness of the mountains in a contemporary way. The pronounced brushwork reminds you that you are looking at a painting, just as the majesty of nature reminds you that you are human.

Hunger Peak
24" x 30" , acrylic painting

Timberline Rift
24" x 30" , mixed media artwork

Velocity No. 1
18" x 24" , mixed media artwork

Damien's Cove
36" x 36" , mixed media artwork

Tranquility Lake
12" x 12" , mixed media artwork

20" x 20" , mixed media artwork

Mesa Roja
16" x 20" , mixed media artwork

18" x 24" , mixed media artwork

Speak with David

David D'Agostino 9/30/2016 | 2:49 PM

Recently finished a series of paintings above timberline (around 12,000'+) in the San Juan mountains of Southern Colorado. Encountered some good late spring snow fall---what's called 'miner's dust'. Hope to post this new work in my UGallery inventory next week.

David D'Agostino 9/30/2016 | 2:39 PM

Recently selected for the upcoming Western edition of New American Paintings No. 126