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David Felix Millinge, Denmark

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.

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    About The Artist

    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.

    Artist Statement

    Sixty years of cut and paste and still not done, a lifetime of fastening the world together . . .

    Ever since my pre-teen years I’ve been a collage maker and a mixed media painter. Scissors in hand and full, rounded satisfaction from the process of cutting a shape / pasting the piece / positioning / applying pressure / rubbing down.

    And throughout, the focus, the pulse behind my work has been a long-held fascination with language, a love of words, scripts and text forms of all types, including invented and abstracted letterforms.

    Each piece I make is arranged in a way as a formal diagram, as a layout that could be a page from a book, a kind of tabulation, plan, equation.

    Using muted, often quiet colours, through which I suggest certain objects (for example bowls, tents, tools), I work to set down the interconnected relationship of one thing to another, to convey a sense of movement, and conversely, a feeling of stillness.

    If nothing else, my practice has shown me that every separate element has a part to play in the story. And often unpredictably so.

    Artist Background

    University of Wales
    Associate of Arts, 1969

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