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David Collins Art

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)
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Artist: David Collins
Silk and Stone Nine, Square Geometric Abstract Monotype in Yellow, Blue, Gray
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
This is a monotype print, a unique print with no other editions. This square monotype on delicate Asian paper layers geometric shapes in yellow, red, green and blue on a soft gray ba...
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2010s Contemporary David Collins Art

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Archival Paper, Monotype

Silk and Stone 27, Geometric Abstract Monotype in Yellow, Blue, Mint Green, Gray
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
This is a monotype print, a unique print with no other editions. This monotype on delicate Asian paper layers geometric shapes in yellow, teal and navy blue on a background that tran...
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2010s Contemporary David Collins Art

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Archival Paper, Monotype

Untitled Two, Abstract Geometric Painting in Yellow, Green, Pink, Blue, Indigo
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
In this abstract painting in acrylic on linen by David Collins, a bright canary yellow and dark indigo blue background complements bright geometric shapes in shades of light green, b...
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2010s Contemporary David Collins Art

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Linen, Acrylic

Transfer Meridian Three, Vertical Abstract Geometric Painting, Blue, Yellow
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
In this vertical, abstract painting in acrylic on paper on linen mounted on panel by David Collins geometric shapes in shades of dark indigo, navy and light sky blue, soft sage green...
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2010s Contemporary David Collins Art

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Linen, Paper, Acrylic, Panel

Transfer Meridian One, Vertical Abstract Geometric Painting, Blue, Green, Yellow
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
In this vertical, abstract painting in acrylic on paper on linen mounted on panel by David Collins, the sky blue background complements geometric shapes in shades of dark indigo and ...
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2010s Contemporary David Collins Art

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Linen, Paper, Acrylic, Panel

Navigator XIII, Yellow, Red Vertical Abstract Monotype with Black Star, Circles
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
This is a monotype, a unique print with no other editions. This vertical geometric abstract monotype on paper layers shapes on a background that transitions from pale yellow to dark ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary David Collins Art

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Archival Paper, Monotype

Coral Coulee, Vertical Red, Blue, Brown, and Beige Abstract Monotype
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
This vertical abstract monotype layers asymmetrical shapes against a soft, gradient background. Shades of dark brown and bright red complement lighter coral and a sky blue hue that t...
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2010s Contemporary David Collins Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Monotype

Signalman's Sleep, Large Square Geometric Abstract Painting in Blue, Yellow, Red
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
Signalman's Sleep is a large square geometric abstract painting with acrylic and paper on canvas. The luminous cobalt blue background beautifully offsets hard-edge, geometric shapes ...
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2010s Contemporary David Collins Art

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Canvas, Paper, Acrylic

Pilot's Notion Two, Vertical Geometric Abstract Monotype, Yellow, Teal, Blue
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
This is a monotype print, a unique print with no other editions. This geometric abstract monotype on paper layers shapes on a blue background that transitions from deep, dark cobalt ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary David Collins Art

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Archival Paper, Monotype

Contrails and Slipstream 36, Black and White, Horizontal Abstract Monotype
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
This is a monotype print, a unique print with no other editions. This horizontal geometric abstract monotype on rice paper layers shapes on a monochromatic background that transition...
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Early 2000s Contemporary David Collins Art

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Rice Paper, Monotype

Pilot 35, Vertical Abstract Monotype, Yellow, Blue, Coral Star, Circle, Flower
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
This is a monotype, a unique print with no other editions. This vertical geometric abstract monotype on delicate Asian paper layers shapes on a background that transitions from dark ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary David Collins Art

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Archival Paper, Monotype

Untitled, Vertical Abstract Geometric Monotype in Light Blue, Coral, Black
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
This is a monotype print meaning that it is a unique print with no other editions. This geometric abstract monotype on Asian paper layers shapes in cobalt blue, maroon, red, black, g...
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2010s Contemporary David Collins Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Monotype

Pilot's Notion Five, Vertical Geometric Abstract Monotype with Red, Yellow, Blue
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
A MONOTYPE is a painting/drawing/inking on a surface that is transferred to paper or another receiving surface. A monotype is not repeatable as it allows only one print of the origin...
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Early 2000s Contemporary David Collins Art

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Archival Paper, Monotype

Dark Window, Geometric Abstract Painting in Dark Cobalt Blue, Teal, Dark Violet
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
In this large abstract geometric painting in shades of dark blue from navy to deep cobalt, David Collins incorporates silk elements on oil and acrylic on linen to create a dynamic su...
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2010s Contemporary David Collins Art

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Linen, Silk, Oil, Acrylic

Silk and Stone 24, Geometric Abstract Monotype in Coral, Navy Blue, Mint Green
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
This is a monotype print, a unique print with no other editions. This monotype on delicate Asian paper layers geometric shapes in navy, coral and light blue on a background that tran...
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2010s Contemporary David Collins Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Monotype

Pilot's Notion Six, Vertical Geometric Abstract Monotype in Yellow, Teal, Blue
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
This is a monotype print, a unique print with no other editions. This geometric abstract monotype on paper layers shapes on a blue background that transitions from bright perwinkle o...
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Early 2000s Contemporary David Collins Art

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Archival Paper, Monotype

Pilot 22, Vertical Abstract Monotype in Teal Blue, Yellow, Coral, Circles, Stars
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
This is a monotype, a unique print with no other editions. This vertical geometric abstract monotype on delicate Asian paper layers shapes on a background that transitions from pale ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary David Collins Art

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Archival Paper, Monotype

Canards Three, Vertical Abstract Geometric Painting, Yellow, Pink, Green, Blue
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
In this vertical, abstract painting in acrylic and silk on paper mounted on linen by David Collins, geometric shapes are colorful and vibrant in shades of yellow from mustard to cana...
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2010s Contemporary David Collins Art

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Linen, Paper, Acrylic, Panel

Rigging 2, geometric abstract painting on panel, neutral earth tones, triangles
By David Collins
Located in New York, NY
Place, time, and the memories of those spaces and events have always been a subject of David Collins’ paintings. David Collins was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1966. His family move...
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2010s Abstract Geometric David Collins Art

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Linen, Acrylic, Panel

Rigging 3, blue geometric abstract painting on panel, 12 x 12 inches
By David Collins
Located in New York, NY
Place, time, and the memories of those spaces and events have always been a subject of David Collins’ paintings. David Collins was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1966. His family move...
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2010s Abstract Geometric David Collins Art

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Paper, Oil, Acrylic, Panel

Scaffold 2, blue geometric abstract painting on panel, 12 x 12 inches
By David Collins
Located in New York, NY
Place, time, and the memories of those spaces and events have always been a subject of David Collins’ paintings. David Collins was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1966. His family move...
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2010s Abstract Geometric David Collins Art

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Paper, Oil, Acrylic, Panel

Fly Rod, geometric abstraction, mixed media on paper mounted on panel
By David Collins
Located in New York, NY
Place, time, and the memories of those spaces and events have always been a subject of David Collins’ paintings. David Collins was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1966. His family move...
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2010s Contemporary David Collins Art

Materials

Paper, Oil, Acrylic, Panel

Pyramid of Stars, geometric abstraction, green and earth tones
By David Collins
Located in New York, NY
Place, time, and the memories of those spaces and events have always been a subject of David Collins’ paintings. David Collins was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1966. His family move...
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2010s Contemporary David Collins Art

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Paper, Oil, Acrylic, Panel

Triplet, blue and pink geometric abstraction, mixed media on paper on panel
By David Collins
Located in New York, NY
Place, time, and the memories of those spaces and events have always been a subject of David Collins’ paintings. David Collins was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1966. His family move...
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2010s Contemporary David Collins Art

Materials

Panel, Paper, Oil, Acrylic

Pilot Jack 17, blue and red geometric abstract monotype on Asian paper, framed
By David Collins
Located in New York, NY
"Pilot Jack 17" is framed: 17.5 x 38 inches Place, time, and the memories of those spaces and events have always been a subject of David Collins’ paintings. David Collins was born i...
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Early 2000s Abstract David Collins Art

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Paper, Monotype

Pilot Jack 40, teal and yellow geometric abstract monotype on Asian paper
By David Collins
Located in New York, NY
"Pilot Jack 40" is framed: 17.5 x 38 inches Place, time, and the memories of those spaces and events have always been a subject of David Collins’ paintings. David Collins was born i...
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Early 2000s Abstract David Collins Art

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Paper, Monotype

Navigator XXII, Vertical Abstract Monotype in Yellow, Purple, Blue, Red
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
This is a monotype, a unique print with no other editions. This vertical geometric abstract monotype on delicate Asian paper layers shapes on a background that transitions from pale ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary David Collins Art

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Archival Paper, Monotype

Pilot Down Five, Vertical Geometric Abstract Monotype, Violet, Yellow, Red, Blue
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
This is a monotype, a unique print with no other editions. This geometric abstract monotype on delicate Asian paper layers shapes on a background that transitions from pale sky blue ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary David Collins Art

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Archival Paper, Monotype

Pilot 12, Vertical Abstract Monotype in Yellow, Blue, Coral Star, Circle, Flower
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
This is a monotype, a unique print with no other editions. This vertical geometric abstract monotype on delicate Asian paper layers shapes on a background that transitions from pale ...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary David Collins Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Monotype

Silk and Stone One, Geometric Abstract Monotype in Yellow, Indigo Blue, Coral
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
This is a monotype print, a unique print with no other editions. This monotype on delicate Asian paper layers geometric shapes in yellow, coral red and light sky blue on an indigo bl...
Category

2010s Contemporary David Collins Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Monotype

Silk and Stone Eight, Geometric Abstract Monotype in Red, Blue, Yellow, Coral
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
This is a monotype print, a unique print with no other editions. This monotype on delicate Asian paper layers geometric shapes in yellow, coral, red and blue on a soft blue gray back...
Category

2010s Contemporary David Collins Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Monotype

Pilot Down Three, Vertical Geometric Abstract Monotype in Yellow, Red, Blue
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
This is a monotype print, a unique print with no other editions. This geometric abstract monotype on delicate Asian paper layers shapes on a background that transitions from dark cob...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary David Collins Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Monotype

Silk and Stone 19, Square Abstract Geometric Monotype in Teal Blue, Coral Yellow
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
David Collins' 'Silk and Stone 19' is a square monotype, a unique print with no other editions. This geometric abstract print on delicate Asian paper layers blue, teal green, and red...
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2010s Contemporary David Collins Art

Materials

Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Monotype

Pilot's Notion Four, Vertical Geometric Abstract Monotype in Blue, Red, Yellow
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
This is a monotype, a unique print with no other editions. This geometric abstract monotype on paper layers shapes on a blue background that transitions from deep, dark cobalt on the...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary David Collins Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Monotype

Silk and Stone Five, Geometric Abstract Monotype in Coral, Green, Navy, Blue
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
This is a monotype, a unique print with no other editions. The square print on delicate Asian paper layers geometric shapes in navy, light yellow, green and dark coral on a light blu...
Category

2010s Contemporary David Collins Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Monotype

Pilot's Notion Three, Vertical Geometric Abstract Monotype in Blue, Red, Yellow
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
This is a monotype print, a unique print with no other editions. This geometric abstract monotype on paper layers shapes on a blue background that transitions from deep, dark cobalt ...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary David Collins Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Monotype

Pilot's Notion One, Vertical Geometric Abstract Monotype in Red, Yellow on Blue
By David Collins
Located in Kent, CT
This is a monotype print, a unique print with no other editions. This geometric abstract monotype on paper layers shapes on a blue background that transitions from deep cobalt on the...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary David Collins Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Monotype

Untitled, blue, pink and yellow geometric abstract painting on linen
By David Collins
Located in New York, NY
DAVID COLLINS, a painter and printmaker, was influenced by his father, an electrical engineer who filled the home with drafting tools, navigational maps and architectural supplies. C...
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2010s Abstract Geometric David Collins Art

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Linen, Paper, Acrylic

Proving Ground
By David Collins
Located in Dallas, TX
David Collins' 2016 move from the bustle of New York City to Long Island influenced a change in his palette that reflects the peaceful, natural atmosphere of his new surroundings. Hi...
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2010s Abstract David Collins Art

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Linen, Oil

Day Shift
By David Collins
Located in Dallas, TX
David Collins' 2016 move from the bustle of New York City to Long Island influenced a change in his palette that reflects the peaceful, natural atmosphere of his new surroundings. Hi...
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2010s Abstract Geometric David Collins Art

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Linen, Acrylic

Sky Light
By David Collins
Located in Dallas, TX
David Collins' 2016 move from the bustle of New York City to Long Island influenced a change in his palette that reflects the peaceful, natural atmosphere of his new surroundings. Hi...
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2010s Abstract Geometric David Collins Art

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Linen, Acrylic

Field Guide
By David Collins
Located in Dallas, TX
David Collins' 2016 move from the bustle of New York City to Long Island influenced a change in his palette that reflects the peaceful, natural atmosphere of his new surroundings. Hi...
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2010s Abstract David Collins Art

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Linen, Oil

Faith's House
By David Collins
Located in Dallas, TX
David Collins has an ongoing interest in space and memory. Many of Collins’ memories relate to his family’s history in inventing Cold War era technology. Personal recollections of sp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract David Collins Art

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Linen, Wood, Paper, Acrylic

The Garden Path
By David Collins
Located in Dallas, TX
David Collins' 2016 move from the bustle of New York City to Long Island influenced a change in his palette that reflects the peaceful, natural atmosphere of his new surroundings. Hi...
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2010s Abstract Geometric David Collins Art

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Linen, Oil

In Plain Sight
By David Collins
Located in Dallas, TX
David Collins has an ongoing interest in space and memory. Many of Collins’ memories relate to his family’s history in inventing Cold War era technology. Personal recollections of sp...
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2010s Abstract David Collins Art

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Linen, Silk, Paper, Acrylic

In Bound
By David Collins
Located in Dallas, TX
David Collins has an ongoing interest in space and memory. Many of Collins’ memories relate to his family’s history in inventing Cold War era technology. Personal recollections of sp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric David Collins Art

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Acrylic, Linen

Pilot Jack 23
By David Collins
Located in Dallas, TX
David Collins has an ongoing interest in space and memory. Many of Collins’ memories relate to his family’s history in inventing Cold War era technology. Personal recollections of sp...
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Early 2000s Contemporary David Collins Art

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Paper, Monotype

Thresholds 18
By David Collins
Located in Dallas, TX
David Collins has an ongoing interest in space and memory. Many of Collins’ memories relate to his family’s history in inventing Cold War era technology. Personal recollections of sp...
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2010s Abstract David Collins Art

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Monotype, Paper

Ozone Park
By David Collins
Located in Dallas, TX
David Collins was raised in Dallas, received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and currently lives and works in New York City. Collins has had numerous solo exhibitions i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary David Collins Art

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Acrylic, Linen, Paper

Clearstory Blue
By David Collins
Located in Dallas, TX
David Collins has an ongoing interest in space and memory. Many of Collins’ memories relate to his family’s history in inventing Cold War era technology. Personal recollections of sp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract David Collins Art

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Acrylic, Paper, Wood Panel

At Every Border We Cross
By David Collins
Located in Dallas, TX
David Collins has an ongoing interest in space and memory. Many of Collins’ memories relate to his family’s history in inventing Cold War era technology. Personal recollections of sp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract David Collins Art

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Acrylic, Paper, Wood Panel

Winter Transom
By David Collins
Located in Dallas, TX
David Collins has an ongoing interest in space and memory. Many of Collins’ memories relate to his family’s history in inventing Cold War era technology. Personal recollections of sp...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary David Collins Art

Materials

Linen, Paper, Wood, Acrylic

Slip Stream
By David Collins
Located in Dallas, TX
David Collins earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and currently lives and works in New York City. Collins has had numerous solo exhibitions in New York, and has exhi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary David Collins Art

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Monotype

Fleet
By David Collins
Located in Dallas, TX
David Collins has an ongoing interest in space and memory. Many of Collins’ memories relate to his family’s history in inventing Cold War era technology. Personal recollections of sp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract David Collins Art

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Linen, Oil, Acrylic

Attic
By David Collins
Located in Dallas, TX
David Collins was raised in Dallas, received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and currently lives and works in New York City. Collins has had numerous solo exhibitions i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary David Collins Art

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Acrylic, Linen

BoKashi Shears
By David Collins
Located in Dallas, TX
David Collins was raised in Dallas, received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and currently lives and works in New York City. Collins has had numerous solo exhibitions i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary David Collins Art

Materials

Linen, Oil, Paper

Asunder 13
By David Collins
Located in Dallas, TX
David Collins was raised in Dallas, received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and currently lives and works in New York City. Collins has had numerous solo exhibitions i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary David Collins Art

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Monotype

Blue Studio
By David Collins
Located in Dallas, TX
David Collins earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and currently lives and works in New York City. Collins has had numerous solo exhibitions in New York, and has exhi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric David Collins Art

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Acrylic, Linen

David Collins art for sale on 1stDibs

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