Portrait of an Artist~ David Adshade

David Adshade Exhibiting in Booth D2

Artfest Toronto at the Distillery District

Labour Day Weekend 4 days Friday- Monday 11am-6pm Daily
EDUCATION
OCAD
George Brown College
CAREER
David’s growing career has spanned over two decades. Although an award winning graphic designer and art director by trade, David’s real passion lies in the fine arts. Among many creative interests and endeavours, mediums such as watercolour, charcoal, sculpture and even some metal work have been explored with great
results. But a restlessness ensues. A gradual shift in focus and desire over the past few years has brought David into the realm of Industrial Abstract Impressionism. This approach involves the exploration of metal based paints with applied reactive solutions combined with traditional art materials. This leaves a truly stunning effect, both industrial looking yet aesthetically pleasing to the senses. Unlike graphic design, where projects are usually client driven and executed with meticulous detail, this new direction offers the freedom of pure expression, unbridled by any outside influences except of course, by his natural world setting and limitless imagination. Not only has this been a liberating experience, a breath of fresh air so to speak, but an inspiration to continue with this newly found method of art and life.


DAVID ADSHADE
Industrial Abstraction

Artist’s Statement: Oxidation, Rust and Paint.
These elements go hand in hand together as each try to reign supreme over one another. That’s what it comes down to in my new series of works, Oxidation, Rust and Paint. Explore with me the process as we see the deconstruction of our everyday materials such as acrylic paint, venetian plaster and latex to name a few. Combine that with metal reactive paints of iron, copper and bronze, when activated, create a rusting or patinated finish, unfolding the fleeting beauty that is temporarily captured as a result. Such is a metaphor for life. He who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life’s pleasures is like a blacksmith’s bellows: he breathes but does not live. 647.3 0 0.1 9 3 4 david.ironman@gmail.com

Posted on August 23, 2012 .