David Onri Anderson

b. 1993, Nashville, TN
The work I make resists the spectacle and urges a greater importance for silence, ambiguity and rest.
Banana Breath
Banana Breath

David Onri Anderson’s paintings are impressions of his sensory and spiritual experience with images. He employs experimental, non-objective and intuitive approaches to process and materials, with influences from tantric art and cosmic philosophy. In his expanding, deconstructing and echoing of a variety of forms, he shows the inherent alchemical possibilities in colors, materials and repetition. His most recent subjects - patterns from fabric, objects and abstracted organic elements such as leaves, flowers and fruit - possess unfolding stories that allude to a universal spirit or mythology. Experienced calmly and gradually, these paintings exist as quiet conversations in infinite spaces.

David Onri Anderson received his BFA and the Anny Gowa Purchase Award from Watkins College of Art in Nashville in 2016. During his short professional career he has already exhibited nationally, including shows at ZieherSmith in New York, the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center and Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville. In addition to his work as an artist, Anderson is the co-director and curator of Mild Climate, and runs Bijan Ferdowsi, an art space in Nashville.

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Banana Breath
Banana Breath
Banana In Curved Air
Banana In Curved Air
Banana Peels
Banana Peels
Empty Throne
Empty Throne
Opening
Opening
Appartion Apple Core
Appartion Apple Core
Patiently Waiting Paper Lantern
Patiently Waiting Paper Lantern
Daylight Vision Paper Lantern
Daylight Vision Paper Lantern
Atmos Paper Lantern
Atmos Paper Lantern
Mystery Of The Sun Paper Lantern
Mystery Of The Sun Paper Lantern
Lantern In The Day
Lantern In The Day
Emerging Paper Lantern
Emerging Paper Lantern
Appear Disappear Paper Lantern
Appear Disappear Paper Lantern
Banana Breath
Banana Breath
acrylic on canvas, 25x19
2018
Banana In Curved Air
Banana In Curved Air
acrylic on canvas, 14x11
2018
Banana Peels
Banana Peels
acrylic on canvas, 14x11
2018
Empty Throne
Empty Throne
acrylic on canvas, 11x14
2018
Opening
Opening
acrylic and sand on canvas, 12.5x9
2018
Appartion Apple Core
Appartion Apple Core
acrylic on canvas, 14x11
2018
Patiently Waiting Paper Lantern
Patiently Waiting Paper Lantern
acrylic and shear fabric on canvas, 16x10
2018
Daylight Vision Paper Lantern
Daylight Vision Paper Lantern
acrylic on canvas, 2016
2018
Atmos Paper Lantern
Atmos Paper Lantern
oil and shear on canvas, 20x16
2017
Mystery Of The Sun Paper Lantern
Mystery Of The Sun Paper Lantern
acrylic on canvas, 20x18
2018
Lantern In The Day
Lantern In The Day
acrylic and graphite on canvas, 10x8
2017
Emerging Paper Lantern
Emerging Paper Lantern
acrylic and sand on canvas, 14x11
2017
Appear Disappear Paper Lantern
Appear Disappear Paper Lantern
oil, gesso, graphite and color pencil on canvas, 40x30
2017