David Acquistapace

Artist Statement
“My work incorporates a realistic style that reduces each image to an archetype. Unnaturally empty rooms are populated by objects brought together in strange juxtapositions to create a poetic dislocation. The views through the windows and doors are disquieting yet natural in appearance. The images are uncanny—familiar and yet unfamiliar—like dreams. This imagined world is visionary and lies beyond our physical existence; it is metaphysical—a reality of the mind. The drawings and paintings are filled with the iconography of everyday objects. I arrange these objects to question their established cultural associations and create a visual language of images charged with meaning and unexpected possibilities—their significance inherently inevitable.”