David Bottoms

David Bottoms pushes painting beyond realistic depiction and towards a more dynamic, abstracted realism. Bottoms deconstructs the imagery trying to free-up interpretive possibilities, while introducing a conceptual element into and onto the picture plane. The result is a kind of organic pixilation.  He breaks the picture plane breaks apart, reduces shapes to tiles of color, and disperse the pieces into the surrounding space. A tension is created between traditional elements of visual art; two dimensional versus three-dimensional representation, negative space versus form, color versus line.