Harman Jobs is pleased to current Remnants and Passageways, a solo exhibition by New York City-based mostly artist David Welker. Remnants and Passageways signals a return to painting for Welker, whose major aim in current several years has been on drawings and illustrations in pencil, pen and ink. This latest return to portray has re-introduced a broader shade palette to the artist’s perform which in current exhibitions has historically been monochromatic. This return has also been notable as it has introduced an chance for Welker to scale up smaller sized operates on paper into bigger, more ambitious, is effective on canvas.
As an artist, Welker has formulated a delicate however recognizable visual language that can make artwork historic references ranging from German Expressionism to pre-Columbian bas-aid. The artist’s surreal compositions can be many items at when, blurring the lines between natural and manufactured, representative and abstracted.
“A cityscape that appears to be like like an electric conduit of subconscious thought. The personification of a residence that has endured the neglect of a damaged process. The elegance of the remnants of decay and the prospect of a passageway to one more day,” the artist points out.
Maker, pictured earlier mentioned, harkens back to historic Mayan relief carvings with ornate clothes and outstretched fingers positioned gracefully. On further more inspection, the determine is comprised of architectural aspects, with designs that appear mechanical in nature, embodying Welker’s distinctive consider on surrealism whilst familiar, factors are not usually as they look.
Each individual new perform in this exhibition usually takes sort and develops as it is made, the artist partaking in a dialogue with the get the job done, the two informing the other and letting particulars to expose themself throughout the approach. This component of secret is essential to Welker who prefers the get the job done grows organically instead than staying executed with precognition.