Acrylic, enamel, and ink
Contemporary abstract painting by local Houston artist David Hardaker. Currently featured in the show "5 Artists 5 Rooms" at Reeves Art + Design in Houston, TX.
Born in the United Kingdom, currently living and working in Houston, Texas, David studied technical illustration at Blackpool and Fylde College of Art. His earlier work leaned heavily on his illustration background. These figurative oil paintings were constructed to act as a story in short form. A person with an invented history, on the brink of action or in repose, often with song lyrics carved into the freshly applied oil paint. The work was well accepted. Art of England magazine chose a painting of his for their cover, he was the overall and peoples choice winner of the Wrexham Art open and was voted Houston Press artist of the year in 2014. After showing consistently in the USA and England, David opened and ran an art gallery first in Galveston, Texas, and then in Houston. After a six-year run he returned to painting full time with a new body of work, the circles. “The choice of the circle is at once arbitrary yet entirely appropriate. It lends me a structure within which to just paint and is a pure response to the music I choose.” The shape is constant and a gateway to a symphonic whirl of color composition that evolves line by line, layer upon layer. Optical effects may be encountered but this is a by-product and not the
H 40 in. x W 40 in. x D 1.5 in.