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David Collins

American, b. 1966
By layering geometric planes and simple patterns on fields of rich color, David Collins conveys depth, movement, and a shifting sense of place using the formal elements of painting. In his paintings, structures develop suggesting folded paper, fragments of wings, domestic dwellings or industrial buildings. These images are drawn from childhood recollections of homes, construction sites in 1970s Dallas and from time spent in airplane hangars while visiting his father’s workplace. Planes of color crop up to create floors, wall-like surfaces, eaves and overhangs; silhouettes evoke cranes, cables and overpasses. Ultimately, these architectural notions do not remain whole, they fracture and fall away to reveal other chambers or the outside world. A simultaneity of interior and exterior space describes the liminal in-between. This falling away of form opens up the paintings to a dynamic landscape with a sense of forces moving in many directions at once. Collins' paintings reveal internal structure and order amidst chaos. Despite the shifting and multitudinous spaces, the paintings find resolution, achieving balance and stillness. Collins earned a BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design. He is a two-time recipient of the Yaddo Fellowship. His work has been featured in The New York Times and Dallas Art News. Collins' work is in numerous private and corporate collections.
(Biography provided by Kenise Barnes Fine Art)
Navigator XXII, Vertical Abstract Monotype, Yellow, Lavender Lilac, Blue, Red
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
This vertical geometric abstract monotype on delicate Asian paper layers shapes on a background that transitions from pale yellow to dark red. A pointed star in black shapes contrast...
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Early 2000s Contemporary David Collins

Materials

Archival Paper, Monotype

Navigator XIII, Yellow, Red Vertical Abstract Monotype with Black Star, Circles
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
This vertical geometric abstract monotype on paper layers shapes on a background that transitions from pale yellow to dark red. A pointed star in black shapes contrast the circular a...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary David Collins

Materials

Archival Paper, Monotype

Pilot's Notion Five, Red, Yellow Star, Blue Vertical Geometric Abstract Monotype
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
This geometric abstract monotype layers shapes on a blue background transitioning from deep cobalt on the bottom to teal at the top. A red orange rectangle in the top left and golden...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary David Collins

Materials

Archival Paper, Monotype

Transit Meridian One, Blue, Green, Yellow, Violet Geometric Abstract Painting
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
A sky blue background complements geometric shapes in shades of dark indigo and navy blue, green, yellow and light blue gray. The angles and soft gradation of color in the layered sh...
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2010s Contemporary David Collins

Materials

Linen, Paper, Acrylic, Panel

The Calendar, Bright Blue, Yellow, Mint Kelly Green Geometric Abstract Shapes
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
Geometric shapes in luminous Kelly green, yellow, dark yellow, cobalt blue, ivory and a black and white floral pattern are vibrant against a mottled midnight blue background. The ang...
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2010s Contemporary David Collins

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

The Traveler, Cobalt Blue, Yellow, Black, White, Red Geometric Abstract Shapes
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
Geometric shapes in shades of cobalt blue, black, red, yellow and a black and white botanical pattern are vibrant against a sky blue background. The angles and soft gradation of colo...
Category

2010s Contemporary David Collins

Materials

Paper, Acrylic, Panel

The Visitors, Sky Blue, Yellow, Black, Red Geometric Abstract Shapes, Triangles
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
Geometric shapes in shades of blue, black, red and yellow are colorful and vibrant against a sky blue background. The angles and soft gradation of color in the layered shapes suggest...
Category

2010s Contemporary David Collins

Materials

Linen, Paper, Acrylic, Panel

Dark Window, Dark Cobalt Blue, Teal, Dark Violet Geometric Abstract Painting
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
Silk elements, oil and acrylic on linen create a dynamic surface in this geometric abstract painting in shades of dark blue from navy to deep cobalt. Variations of soft and hard edge...
Category

2010s Contemporary David Collins

Materials

Linen, Silk, Oil, Acrylic

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