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David Regan

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20161019184054-shuckin_and_jivin
Shucking and Jivin, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 48 X 72 X 2 Inches © David Regan
20161019184033-if_time_unfolds_who_folded_it
If Time Unfolds, Who Folded It?, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 48 X 72 X 2 Inches © David Regan
20161019184104-this_is_no_place
This is no Place, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 64 X 80 X 2 Inches © David Regan
20161019184026-destiny_in_motion
Destiny in Motion, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 48 X 72 X 2 Inches © David Regan
20161019184040-its_a_door_walk_through_it
It's a Door Walk Through it, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 60 X 48 X 2 Inches © David Regan
20161019184104-there_are_no_such_things_as_circles
There are no Such Thing as Circles , 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 60 X 72 X 2 Inches © David Regan
20161019184043-ouroboros
Ouroboros, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 60 X 72 X 2 Inches © David Regan
20161019184026-everything_is_a_wave_in_varying_states_of_crescendo
Everything is a Wave in Varying States of Crescendo, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 60 X 72 Inches © David Regan
20161019184052-outside_the_lines
Outside the Lines, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 60 X 72 Inches © David Regan
20140422163848-ephemoral_manifestation_72x72
Ephemoral Manifestation, 2014 Acrylic and Mixed Media 72" X 72" © david regan
20140320213515-inception_of_duality
Inception of Duality, 2014 Acrylic and Mixed Media 60 X 48 X 3 Inches © © DW Regan
20140107181308-law_commission
Commission for Law Family Winery, 2013 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas 36" X 48" © © David Regan
20140107181606-untitled_12
Dripping with Light , 2013 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas 18" X 24" © © David Regan
20140107181422-untitled_11
Array, 2013 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas 16" X 20" © © David Regan
20140107180801-jeff_painting
untitled, 2013 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas 18" X 24" © © David Regan
20130915164729-in_the_beginning_48x48
In the Beginning, 9/2013 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas 48 © © David Regan
20130915164230-her_effervescence_48x48
Her Effervescence, 9/2013 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas 48" X 48" © © David Regan
20130915164512-nebulous_memory_48x48
Nebulous Memory, 9/2013 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas 48" X 48" © © David Regan
20130710161238-energy_in_varying_degrees_of_density
Energy in Varying Degrees of Density , 6/2013 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Wooden Panel 48' X 78.5" © © David Regan
20130416152008-consciousness_into_consciousness
Consciousness into Consciousness, 3/2013 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas 36" X 60" © David Regan
20130404185059-triumph_of_the_sun
Triumph of the Sun, 12/12 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas 36" X 60" © David Regan
20130915164350-the_middle_way_30x40
The Middle Way, 9/2013 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas 30" X 40" © © David Regan
20111202222845-untitled_7
untitled (7), 2010 Acrylic and Mixed Media 48" X 48"
20130404183003-imagining_history
Imagining History, 3/13 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas 48" X 60"
20120326034418-deluge
Deluge, 3/2012 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas 60" X 60"
20120227194827-slow_dissapation_of_an_inner_reality
Slow Dissipation of Belief, 2/20/12 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas 30" X 40"
20111202224832-untitled_5
untitled (4), 2011 Acrylic and Mixed Media 40" X 30" © David Regan
20111202104525-painting_1
untitled (5), 2011 Acrylic and Mixed Media 36" X 48" © David Regan
20111202104154-untitled_clay
untitled (clay), 2011 Acrylic and Mixed Media 30" X 40" © David Regan
20110128153946-primeval
Primeval, 2010 Acrylic and Mixed Media 48" X 48"
20111202223558-untitled_6
untitled (6), 2011 Acrylic and Mixed Media 36" X 48" © David Regan
20110128155055-ash
Ash, 2010 Acrylic and Mixed Media 36" X 48" © David Regan
20110128154706-becoming_and_becoming
Becoming and Becoming, 2010 Acrylic and Mixed Media 30" X 60"
Painting_1
The Old Cold Stone, 2008 Acrylic 30" X 40" © David Regan
Where_rain_go
Where did the rain go?, 2009 Acrylic 40" X 30" © David Regan
20120326033746-me_with_deluge
Quick Facts
Birthplace
New Jersey
Birth year
1970
Lives in
San Francisco
Works in
San Francisco
Schools
MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art), 1995, BFA
Representing galleries
Tags
landscape abstract conceptual mixed-media, abstract
Statement

Painting got really interesting when I decided to paint nothing.

To put it another way, I don’t look to the external world to find subject matter. There are no “things” that I observe and then abstract from. My subject matter is the moment-to-moment engagement between myself, and the marks I make on the canvas—painting as an activity of being present.

In my research I learned that, centuries ago, Eastern philosophers had intuited an understanding of the universe that is harmonious with modern physics. Simply by searching inward, they had come to the same conclusions Einstein and others proved thousands of years later. Since that realization, I’ve been exploring Eastern Philosophies, modern physics and their convergence with great relish. There are principles of each that I’ve incorporated into my process.

In making these paintings, I’m asking myself: What happens when I shed all preconceptions? Where can following my intuition take me? Where can I go if I look inward for inspiration?  What I’ve found is a way to paint that is both liberating and filled with personal discovery.

My process starts with observing the blank canvas. That is what inspires me –literally, nothing. The next step is to make the first mark. That step inspires the next. The process is a self-contained journey, a dynamic of action and reflection until I arrive at what feels like a vista, one I had not previously imagined.

The key to this process is relinquishing preconception, being receptive rather than thinking, imagining or planning, staying in the moment and letting the process take me where it’s going to go. As the resulting work comes into focus, I feel as though I’m uncovering something rather than creating it through volition. I know I’m finished when the image before me feels like a discovery, something I’m seeing for the first time.

 

Curriculum vitae:

David graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore in 1995 with a BFA. He majored in Communication Arts and began working as an illustrator right out of college illustrating for publications such as Macworld, SF Chronicle, Harvard Magazine, USCF Magazine, American Express, and others. Despite success as a professional Illustrator, it was important for David to cultivate a personal artistic direction, so he continued to explore painting and sculpture on his own terms through experimentation with realistic, abstract, conceptual and non-objective styles.

After several years of this exploration he settled in to what he wanted to paint and pursue as an artist. This resulted in bodies of work that strive to capture the ineffable, emotional response one has while feeling connected to the natural environment. This connection David feels cannot be captured through realistic interpretation but rather through emulating the cycles, struggles, and harmonious conflicts ever present in the natural world through paint and composition.