David James Haughton
David has been working as an Artist in Indonesia for the past 15 years, specialising in creating contemporary and abstract handmade forms and studies through creating a variety of mixed medias, using charcoals, paintings, and clay to begin the creative journey, he is inspired by the organic relationships found between nature and human forms, with a focus on the tension and harmony found in the elements surrounding us in everyday life, as an artist he believes we are all essentially explorers, with the core of our perceptions and interpretations found in our direct relationship with our environment, therefore nature is our most precious form of inspiration and connection to the soul.
As Oscar Wilde once said; “Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.”
I think of my Art as ever evolving inventories of space and time: through objects, drawings, paintings and photographs. They are improvisational sites in which the constructed to question our making of the world through visual language and knowledge.
My forms are schematic, inviting the viewer to move into a space of speculation. I rely on our desires for beauty, poetics and seduction.
The work thus far reveals a history of modernity, in the process, pointing to stereotypes of difference, which are hidden in plain sight. I have found the histories of surrealism and minimalism to be useful in the rearranging of received ideas.
The objects I make are placed in shotgun of modernist art, in hopes of making visible what is overlooked in the historicising of the artist. This project has always been grounded in pleasure and aesthetics.