04 May 2010

david sandum : artists on tuesday edition

face: david sandum

coffee: undeclared but in a pure norwegian troll cup made by a guy name joe

location: moss, norway

from david's website where you can view his work:

David Sandum was born 1971 in Gothenburg Sweden. Today he resides in Moss Norway and has a studio at Gamle Pikeskolen (since 2003), where he also teaches several private students.

David is self-taught, even if he studied art history at the University of Utah. He see's himself mainly as a colorist - and expressionist. Feelings, energy, and emotions are very much key to his work. The people he paints are never real portraits, "but inner portraits." Scandinavian influences are Munch, Karsten, and Sparre. Other influences are The German Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) movement (1911-1914) spearheaded by Kandinsky; and continental masters such as Gaugain, Van Gogh, Bonnard, and Matisse.

A quote by Matisse sums it up well: "I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me."

Sandum has had several solo gallery exhibits and has carried out commissions in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and the US.

follow david on twitter too @davidsandumart