The message in “Message is that humans have so little to say in comparison to the earth and sky.
David is a firm believer in the idea “paint what you know”. By adhering to this principle, he finds that that subject matter is everywhere, right at hand and owing to familiarity allows for an organic, intimate understanding of it. With rare exception, his work is un-peopled, their imprint is everywhere and clear, but they, for the moment are absent.
His current focus is on a body of work in two series, “Uberscapes” and “The Anthropocene”.
Uberscapes are landscapes, only more so. In them he combines imagery, a street scene from one of his mobile photographs with trees from another and a sky-scape from a third. Lavender and tangerine skies where actually they were turquoise or gray. And often the use of gold paint.
The Anthropocene documents the relationship between humans and what was, and may one day become again, a natural environment. Humans imposing themselves on nature, and nature fighting back, sometimes feebly, sometimes quite successfully. The Anthropocene is also about the tendency of humans to anthropomorphize all they see in the world around them.
David Disko (B.F.A. University of Utah 1980)
David’s early work was exhibited in solo and group shows at the University of Utah and Springville Art Museums, Salt Lake Art Center and the Ogden Union Station Gallery. He has exhibited in group shows in California, Colorado, New Mexico, New York and Texas. David has also had solo shows at the Albuquerque International Sunport, Casa Cultura and the Harwood Art Center in Albuquerque. Additionally his work has been featured at “Art Santa Fe” (where in 2018 he won an “Art Santa Fe Selects” award), at “Superfine! San Francisco”, “Scope New York”, “Scope Miami Beach” and “Art Wynwood Miami” art fairs.
He lives and works in Albuquerque, NM.