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.
Test of Time
Test of Time

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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Test of Time
Test of Time
Supernova
Supernova
Eleven Candles of Hope
Eleven Candles of Hope
Untitled (Rainbow Breath)
Untitled (Rainbow Breath)
Untitled (Sun Worship)
Untitled (Sun Worship)
Untitled (Water Protection)
Untitled (Water Protection)
Rainbow Candle Wave
Rainbow Candle Wave
Amanitas and Stumps
Amanitas and Stumps
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
Core of Gala
Core of Gala
Test of Time
Test of Time
campfire ash, acrylic, metallic paint and graphite on raw canvas, 65x42
2021
Supernova
Supernova
homemade walnut ink, acrylic an graphite on raw canvas, 48x36
2021
Eleven Candles of Hope
Eleven Candles of Hope
homemade walnut ink stain, acrylic and graphite on raw canvas, 64x84
2020
Untitled (Rainbow Breath)
Untitled (Rainbow Breath)
homemade walnut ink, acrylic and graphite on raw canvas, 18x18
2020
Untitled (Sun Worship)
Untitled (Sun Worship)
homemade walnut ink, acrylic and graphite on raw canvas, 18x18
2020
Untitled (Water Protection)
Untitled (Water Protection)
homemade walnut ink, acrylic and graphite on raw canvas, 18x18
2020
Rainbow Candle Wave
Rainbow Candle Wave
homemade walnut ink, acrylic and graphite on raw canvas, 37x27
2020
Amanitas and Stumps
Amanitas and Stumps
acrylic and graphite on raw 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
Core of Gala
Core of Gala
garden flower and herb dye, graphite and acrylic on canvas, 28x22
2019

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