David Fought is well-known for a slow, monastic practice that translates into minimal and meditative objects that explore both the linear qualities of sculpture and the dimensional possibilities of drawing. The humble and contrarian materials with which he works – re-purposed hangers and sculpted, unreinforced plaster – belies the strict formality of his intersecting planes and voids.
In the artist’s own words, “Similar to a single musical note being the basis for complex melodies, these sculptural moments embody simple gestures or small equations of how all objects appear as they do.
Utilizing line, mass, surface, and shadow, as well as placement within a particular room or space, I strive to discover a synergy in the object. In this manner, perceptual principles as well as material form are recognized players in the hierarchy of my sculptural meaning-making.
These works offer an intimate engagement with the physical world, finding object hood in the way color usually finds emotion.”
David lives and works in San Francisco, CA and is represented by Traywick Contemporary.