August 2, 2022

“Art as Comic Expression,” by David Meyers

“Art as Comic Expression,” by David Meyers

Artist’s Statement:
In my artwork I am interested in the boundary between lowbrow and highbrow culture, the semiotics of visual language and revisionist mythology. 

Art as Comic Expression
“Colonial Tombstone 2”

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.

David Meyers
“Coffee Drill”
Art as Comic Expression
“Dino Volcano Recolor 2”

I love the visual language, the history and conversation that art creates, silly jokes, overthinking, under thinking and the dialogue in-between.

David Meyers
“Lincoln Log”

I make the work that I want to see in the world.

Art as Comic Expression
“420 Table #1”
Art as Comic Expression
“420 Table #3”

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.

David Meyers
“Pompeii Drawing”

Art’s power is its endurance, and I find it best fitting next to a joke.

Art as Comic Expression
“I’ve Never Been to Afghanistan but I’ve Smoked A Lot of Dope”
Art as Comic Expression
“Adult Mag Desk Lamp Drawing”

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David Meyers

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 

Art as Comic Expression
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