david virgien Artist artworks for sale
Artist: david virgien
Live in: Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Artworks for sale: 22.00
david virgien Artist Bio:
David Virgien / Artist's Statement The works are paintings in watercolor on paper. They are images taken from ordinary life, visual moments which became significant only by being recorded, moments which would otherwise have passed from sight and memory. This work is an attempt to make sense of the world. It is based on the premise that, with acuity and sensitivity, there is beauty and interest in everything we perceive; the wonder and majesty of the world is latent in every particular part of the world. Every precise object and condition is at once itself and at the same time a vessel of revelation. The paintings are based on photographs. Every painterly decision is determined by a close examination of the photographic surface. This is at once a conceptual strategy and an examination of a hidden world. There is another particular interest in translating between the visual languages of photography and painting. Painting interprets, it tends to evoke ideas and memory which already exist. Photography, on the other hand, is an act of capture; it does not evoke ideas or memory, rather, it forms them. This work is an exploration of the threshold between the two visual languages. Inevitably, what we draw, paint or photograph can never compare to what we see. What is great is the impossibility of this attempt at representing the visual world. What is endlessly interesting is how unpredictably one falls short of the goal.