Wk 9 – Artist Convo – David DeSantis

Exhibition Information

Artist: David DeSantis
Exhibition: Day Dreamer
Media: Printing, Ink, Paper
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Merlino Gallery
Instagram: @rapturefineart

David DeSantis is an Undergraduate student and Senior at California State University. He is in the Printmaking Program in the School of Art and is also in the BFA Program. The inspiration for DeSantis work comes from his love of music and how music influences his artwork.

DeSantis’ media of choice is printing and ink. He like to get creative by working with different variation of ink on paper. His work is messy like splatter paint. It is loud and colorful, however in some cases he like to use just black and white. His pieces are made while he listens to his music. His favorite genre which I think influences the messiness in his work.

This exhibition was called Day Dreamer because it is what David becomes while doing his work. This exhibition represent the kind of daze an artist will enter when doing their work. David likes to put in his head phones, sit in front of a window and let his mind travel.

David’s art was my favorite I saw this week. I was drawn to it because it was unique and intriguing. After learning about how music was a main component of the work it made me like it more. I love putting in my headphones and getting carried away in what I’m doing with anything from cleaning to homework-ing to drawing to skateboarding. David’s love of music and its power is very relatable to me.


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