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David Onri Anderson

Nashville, TN

TEMPTER PIECES

O Rose, Let Us Recover Together!, Acrylic and graphite on raw canvas drop cloth, 26 x 20 in. $4000
Super-Daisy, 2018, Oil on MDF, 16in., $2000

ARTIST STATEMENT:

David Onri Anderson’s paintings are impressions of sensory and spiritual experiences with images. Anderson employs experimental, non-objective, and intuitive approaches to process and materials, with influences from Jewish mysticism and tantric art to cosmic philosophy. Through the process of expanding, deconstructing, and echoing a variety of forms, he seeks out the inherent alchemical possibilities in colors, materials, and repetition. His most recent subjects are fed from his practice as a gardener and nature lover in Tennessee, using patterns from organic life forms, extracting dyes and textures from elements such as leaves, flowers and fruit, and unfolding stories alluding to a universal spirit or mythology. He seeks to become more and more sustainable in his practice by incorporating reused materials, foraging, and making his own tools and pigments from his garden and local surroundings in Nashville, TN.


BIO:

Baltimore native, Abdi Farah, began his art education at the Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson, Maryland. Abdi received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009, graduating with honors. Farah has been fortunate to exhibit art across the country and internationally at institutions including, the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Corcoran Gallery of Art; the Margulies Collection; The Institute for American Universities in Aix en Provence, France; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and the Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, to name a few; and highlighted by a solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. Abdi is a 2005 Presidential Scholar in the Arts, a recipient of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship through the Yale Norfolk School of Music and Art, a 2017 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture participant and a 2021 Black Rock Senegal Artist-In-Residence. In 2018 Abdi received his MFA in painting from Tulane University in New Orleans where he continues to live and work.

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