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David King makes mosaic–like collages constructed with hundreds of tiny rings which he hand cuts out of old art history and nature books.
David’s work explores his profound interest in the metaphysical – the underlying or fundamental interconnectedness of things. In his abstract work, it is difficult to determine if the forms are to be read as microcosmic or macrocosmic; are we looking at a cell cluster or a planetary body? His narrative pieces are created to be visually beautiful, intellectually stimulating, and sometimes humorous. All of his collages are constructed in the traditional, cut-and-paste method and have an obsessive attention to detail.
King’s work has been shown in Europe and across the U.S., including venues such as Artist’s Space in New York, The Soap Factory in Minneapolis and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and The Lab in San Francisco. King was recently an artist-in-residence at the San Francisco Dump, and he is also the recipient of an artist’s grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.