David Abbott

David Abbott uses paint, collage and drawing to explore the intersection of the natural world and human activity within the landscape. His deep landscapes evoke a spirit place where the land, natural world, present moment, history, folk and personal memory all corral together. The inputs may be mundane or transcendent, but the created moment is a quiet, focused expansion of reality out of which all the work gets made. David is interested in folk song and lore, how it locates and defines people inside a landscape, and centres them – through the evocations of folk memory – when outside it.

David studied art at James Madison University in Virginia, USA, and received a Masters Degree in Printmaking at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He lives and works in Bristol, UK.

“I mean when it’s flying there’s something about it makes it feel strange”
“Is it ‘cos everything goes quiet?”
“That’s it, aye”

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