"The universe is intricate yet so simple to navigate through with your eyes shut. That fascinates me and inspires everything I do or create. Imagination is a unique device I use to turn time and space into oblivion. I find comfort in creating complex images inspired by singular narratives. Anything can be the subject matter though not everything is. I just imagine what I can create and create what I can imagine. Always."
David Paul Kay is a New York City-based American contemporary artist & muralist.
Originally from Eastern Europe (former Soviet Republic of Georgia), David migrated to the United States in 2008. As a self-taught artist, Kay has always experimented with various different techniques; though his career evolved soon after moving to New York City in early 2009 and developing his signature monochromatic style.
Using vibrant lines, shapes and intricate compositions David transforms blank surfaces into complex yet simple to read narratives. Kay's obsession with detail, the versatility of scale, and perspective lead to the creation of hundreds of his drawings, paintings, murals, and sculptures.
David's work has evolved into various different series: "Matter", where the artist observes the fabric of the universe; "Psychoanalysis", series of thought experiments used as a unique form of storytelling; "Icons"; an homage to universally recognized iconic figures; "Underdogs", exploration of the emotional and cerebral state.
Kay has developed numerous conceptual series such as “Seven x Seven” where the artist dives into a theory of compartmentalizing life into segments of transformations once every seven years; “The Circle of Time”, series of twelve interconnected pieces morphing into a clockwork loop all connected to number 12, exploration of how we understand and harness the phenomenon of time.
David’s work has been exhibited and included in private collections in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, and Africa, including artist residencies in Los Angeles, London, and the South of Spain.
The artist has collaborated on global campaigns and private commissions with major brands such as Montblanc, PayPal, Cadillac, Equinox, and others. David’s work has been featured in Forbes, Architectural Digest, Vogue Italia, Wallpaper, Haute Living, Gotham Magazine, AM New York, Journal du Design, VAMP Malta, and more.
Visual Artists Group Lost Angeles, US
The Mandrake London, UK
Nando Argüelles Proyectos Artes Sotogrande, Spain
Currently represented by:
Ivy Brown Gallery New York
Art Trope Gallery Paris
Kipton Art Advisory New York & Los Angeles
HLK Art Group New York
Visual Artists Group Los Angeles
TOAD Gallery London
Nando Argüelles Proyectos Artes Spain & Portugal
Art Studio of David Paul Kay, New York
Photo credit: Lueur Photography
MONTBLANC x DAVID PAUL KAY solo exhibition, Chelsea, New York
David Paul Kay - Nothing to Everything.