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. […]

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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.

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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