In my artwork I am interested in the boundary between lowbrow and highbrow culture, the semiotics of visual language and revisionist mythology.
Emerging from a sardonic mire of humor, I look toward finding wonder in the mundane surroundings, a created narrative and a hair-brained idea somewhere between smart, silly and stupid.
I love the visual language, the history and conversation that art creates, silly jokes, overthinking, under thinking and the dialogue in-between.
I make the work that I want to see in the world.
Art isn’t always about high notions of beauty and what ails the world, it can be about the screws in your pocket, about drinking a beer, about sitting in your underwear, about a piece of trash at the beach.
Art’s power is its endurance, and I find it best fitting next to a joke.
David Meyers is a painter, sculptor, drawer and rabble rouser. Born and bred in the wild New England states, hailing from a small town known as Boston. Received a BFA from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in Painting/Drawing and a minor in Art History, then later returned to academia for an MA & MFA from the University of Iowa in Painting and a secondary emphasis in Sculpture. David enjoys cats, punk rock, long walks on the beach and collecting conch shells. You can follow him on Instagram @DavidMortonMeyers