David Onri Anderson

b. 1993, Nashville, TN
My practice involves listening to the inner life of the everyday, keeping an openness to visions, dreaming of people and places that are constantly changing. The paintings I make allow a connection to be made with the eyes, mind and heart, a familiar place that transforms the self.
The Untitled (Natural Mystic)
The Untitled (Natural Mystic)

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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The Untitled (Natural Mystic)
The Untitled (Natural Mystic)
Core of Gala
Core of Gala
Apple Core Message Unfolded
Apple Core Message Unfolded
Great Growing Granny Smith Apple Core
Great Growing Granny Smith Apple Core
Ancestral Apple Core Unscrolled
Ancestral Apple Core Unscrolled
Core of Fuji
Core of Fuji
Sunkissed Apple Core
Sunkissed Apple Core
Slipper Sweet Uncertainty
Slipper Sweet Uncertainty
Life After Life
Life After Life
Rise and Fall
Rise and Fall
Way of the Undetermined
Way of the Undetermined
Appear Disappear Paper Lantern
Appear Disappear Paper Lantern
The Untitled (Natural Mystic)
The Untitled (Natural Mystic)
graphite and acylic on canvas, 28x22
2019
Core of Gala
Core of Gala
garden flower and herb dye, graphite and acrylic on canvas, 28x22
2019
Apple Core Message Unfolded
Apple Core Message Unfolded
garden flower and herb dye, graphite and acrylic on burlap, 18x18
2019
Great Growing Granny Smith Apple Core
Great Growing Granny Smith Apple Core
graphite, acrylic and incense on raw canvas, 14x11
2019
Ancestral Apple Core Unscrolled
Ancestral Apple Core Unscrolled
garden flower and herb dye, graphite and acrylic on canvas, 36.25x48
2019
Core of Fuji
Core of Fuji
garden flower and herb dye, graphite and acrylic on canvas, 28x22
2019
Sunkissed Apple Core
Sunkissed Apple Core
acrylic and graphite on raw canvas, 14x11
2019
Slipper Sweet Uncertainty
Slipper Sweet Uncertainty
acrylic and graphite on raw canvas, 28x22
2019
Life After Life
Life After Life
acrylic and graphite on raw canvas, 28x22
2019
Rise and Fall
Rise and Fall
acrylic and graphite on raw canvas, 28x22
2019
Way of the Undetermined
Way of the Undetermined
graphite and acrylic on canvas, 28x22
2019
Appear Disappear Paper Lantern
Appear Disappear Paper Lantern
oil, gesso, graphite and color pencil on canvas, 40x30
2017

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