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 David Solomon (1976-2017)  

David Solomon was born in 1976 in Kingston, New York, and studied at the San Francisco Art Institute. Solomon is one of the most active artists now emerging from Santa Fe's young art community; his work has shown in exhibitions and one-person shows at galleries around the country, including Gerald Peters Gallery, 707 Contemporary and Jay Etkin Gallery in Santa Fe, Dean Jenson Gallery in Milwaukee, and Brown Art Space in San Francisco.

"The artist's forte is the depiction of space without defining it," writes Kathryn M Davis in THE Magazine. "He likes to suggest dimensionality without showing it, thus enticing the viewer to engage. Once the vocabulary of lyrical abstraction and symbolism emerges, the playfulness of the forms becomes clearer, while their significance deepens.”

Solomon’s education in art is an organic blend of life and formal experiences. His father, who had attended Parsons in New York, would often engage young David in tandem doodling sessions. His artist grandmother took him to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where the eight-year-old stood, dwarfed, in front of a Jackson Pollock gesture painting, and the impact was unmistakable. Growing up in Florida, swamps and scrapyards became a playground for Solomon's inquisitive mind and provided endless hours of study. An avid reader, he also developed a deep respect for mysticism and a longing for the natural environment in Florida; all of these elements remain evident in his work.

At the first opportunity, Mr. Solomon escaped west, eventually landing a job as studio assistant to John Henry Waddell, sculptor laureate of Arizona. Encouraged, Solomon attended the San Francisco Art Institute and then worked as an assistant to preeminent abstract expressionist Bay Area painter Frank Lobdell, before returning to the Southwest.

“For nearly a decade, David Solomon has been assimilating the fresh air, extraordinary light, and magical visual spirit of Santa Fe,” writes long-time friend Bruce Helander. “He has meticulously mixed these inspirational components together, producing remarkably simple and well-balanced works which seem to celebrate his unique style and sensibility for organic shapes that are locked together within rhythmic and often colorful compositions.”

Solomon has also served as independent curator within the contemporary arts community of Santa Fe, helping to stimulate a more vibrant and supportive atmosphere for the city’s many artists, as well as director/curator at the William Shearburn Gallery, 707 Contemporary, Bang! and Underground Gallery.

Selected works currently in our inventory :

Images are not to scale.

"Directional Markers"
  oil on aluminum panel - 2015
  30" H x 22" W 

  oil on aluminum panel  - 2015
  36" H x 32" W 

"Headless in the White Heat (Cut 1)"
  oil on aluminum panel  - 2013
  36" H x 30" W

"The Gifter"
  oil on aluminum panel  - 2014
30" H x 22" W 

"The Wanderer"
  oil on aluminum panel  - 2014
  30" H x 22" W

"Tuner Eye"
  oil on aluminum panel  - 2015
  22" H x 17" W