Read part one of our interview with David- HERE
Ø What are you addicted to?
Ink Master. I know it’s ridiculous. I have no tattoos. Don’t want any. The show sux. But if it’s on I'll watch it. Don’t judge me
Ø What gives your art meaning?
My art is very personal and is a pouring out of emotion. I think the audience is able to connect with these emotions as we all feel, hurt, love, hate etc and this is the reason I make art. My work is honest and from the heart. I try to be original in a world saturated with imagery. I think about my work for a long time before I start making it. Thinking about the work takes way more time than actually putting marks on a surface. I take a lot of care with the things that I make
Ø Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give yourself when you started in the arts?
Networking is as important as actually making the work. Go to as many events as you can. Expand your audience with social media. It’s not enough to just produce. People need to see it, and as many people as possible before someone with more exposure starts ripping on you’re shit lol. I don’t attend half the events I should and have to force myself to use social media. It has probably hurt my career but whatevs. I’m still emerging. I have time right?
Ø Have you ever worked overseas or thought about it? Where would you go and why?
I lived and worked in Berlin for a while. In Berlin you can do whatever you want. It kinda restored my faith in humanity. I had shows in LA and NYC at the end of 2016. That was fun. I have Italian heritage and feel at home in Italy so I’d love to live and work there for a while. Lets face it I want to go anywhere I haven’t been before
Ø What things do you not like to do in your art?
Dealing with framers. I do a lot of work on paper, so dealing with framers is a must. If you find a good framer stick with them. I have a couple of excellent framers I deal with but it took a lot of trial and error to find them, and still they occasionally do my head in with the work they present. I’m always on the lookout for the perfect framer. I also dislike shipping work around. Like artists don’t already have enough costs to deal with and things to stress about !