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David West

Paris, France

"You can say I’m an individualist with a long career- and a lot of long term interests, from portraiture and music, to sea and cityscapes."
I live in Paris. I’m a painter and multimedia artist. I’m interested in the detritus and memories of places, and the vanishing world of cities. I currently work a lot in pastel and watercolour, as well as a crazy new group of paintings on velvet.
You may find a certain rock and roll attitude in my work, because I came up in a rock and roll world.
Wescover creator since 2020

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How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"My work is usually a dialogue- whether I’m drawing, writing, editing or working with a theater company or musical collaboration- I have trust in knowing when something is finished, or to go through something difficult to make it work.
Like most people who work with fragile materials, I strive to make something correct the first time, and not overwork it. In the times I do, if I decide it’s salvageable, I have to work thru killing it, and bring it back to life....
Generally I want to be in the headspace where I do it right the first time."
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"The fun part of having my work in situ is that it can pull a subliminal emotional lever, and affects the room where it’s been placed- even if it’s a landscape or especially one of my new works about light- because they are imbued with purpose, usually a balance of emotional violence and cool intellectual style.
That’s me. Come to my studio in Paris, or look at my website for more."
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What funny moments, unexpected surprises, or obstacles have you encountered?

"The unexpected surprise is always getting the approval of the generation before mine-my parents generation. That’s meant a lot professionally and privately.."
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