David Cooley

Santa Barbara / USA

Self-taught artist David Cooley was born in 1978 and is based in Santa Barbara, California. His works are described as highly textural with spikes of acrylic paint, as he is experimenting with techniques and mediums such as acrylic, spray paint, resin and fabric since ever. ‘His works are featured as a part of the opening of the URBAN NATION Museum in 2017. […]

Biography / David Cooley

Self-taught artist David Cooley was born in 1978 and is based in Santa Barbara, California. His works are described as highly textural with spikes of acrylic paint, as he is experimenting with techniques and mediums such as acrylic, spray paint, resin and fabric since ever. ‘His works are featured as a part of the opening of the URBAN NATION Museum in 2017.

Creating art and general nonsense’, David Cooley describes in his own terms what he is doing since he was a youngster, experimentation with mediums and techniques. His mixed media pieces show geometric patterns and shapes forming striking optical illusions. Asked why he paints, Cooley says that he wants ‘to contribute something good to humanity, whether it’s something beautiful, thought provoking and meaningful or just plain fun to look at’. Since 2010 Cooley participated in several group and solo shows in the US and Europe.

Featured on Urban Nation / David Cooley

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COMMUNITY WALL BY CARL KENZ
At the end of June Carl KENZ was in town and left behind a new Community Wall at Bülowstrasse 97, close to the URBAN NATION museum. The result of this spontaneous collaboration is a new work of art entitled “Raised
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ONE WALL BY BUSTART
The new mural by BustArt at Artpark Tegel is entitled “Departure” and picks up a current topic: the upcoming closure of Tegel Airport. Locally close to the airport, the residents around Neheimer Strasse 4 can now look forward to a
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ONE WALL BY JIM AVIGNON
News from Artpark Tegel: The Berlin painter, illustrator, musician and concept artist Jim Avignon has created a new ONE WALL that expresses the zeitgeist and asks the question of the future between uncertainty and a mood of departure. The new
New facade of the URBAN NATION Museum
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New museum facade by Dave the Chimp & friends
The URBAN NATION museum presents itself with a new, humorous face. The new facade design by Dave the Chimp and four other artists from Berlin not only encourages more solidarity and thus addresses a very current socio-political topic, it is
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„Hier & Jetzt“ – a wall by Maja Hürst
Science, research and urban art – in the new artwork by the Swiss artist Maja Hürst, these three components form a wonderful overall picture that not only convinced a jury in terms of content and aesthetics, but also completely meets
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ONE WALL by Emily Eldridge
Berlin has become a little more colourful again in the last few days: The American artist Emily Eldridge, who lives in Berlin, created a new ONE WALL and enriches the neighborhood around Kastanienplatz in Kreuzberg with lots of color and
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URBAN NATION @ Lollapalooza 2017
It was a unique fusion of music and art: in a joint project by the URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART and the Lollapalooza Festival, 14 artists were designing a walk-in Art Cube at the festival. This enormous art