David Bates

In his wonderfully varied colorful work David Bates seeks to replicate the excitement of what he’s seeing. The artist does, however, invest his still lifes with significance beyond the celebration of their visual splendor. His thickly painted, superbly crafted creations are full of verve and idiosyncratic detail.

David Bates says, “The drawings led to the sculptures which led to the paintings; they all worked with each other and strengthened each other but each also had a life of its own.”