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David Benzler

David is interested in the in-between moments that exist through color and shape. working in a purposefully undefined adherence to style, he is free to move from subject to subject and explore media and technique in various different ways. David treasures the intimate small format of plein air landscape painting as well as exploring the impact of advertising and the super graphic world of color field mural painting. His dedication and daily discipline are reflected in the various oeuvres he has produced.

Country
California, U.S.A.
Discipline
Painting

"I am interested in letterforms as they exist in an abstract relationship to our visual landscape, directional or instructional experience, and everyday lives."

Artist, David Benzler

Artist Statement:

I've always made "art" in some form or another, since I was very young.However, it was not until I attended junior college that I rediscovered my interest in drawing and subsequently painting. I have continued to pursue this endeavor ever since.

In 2010, being recently unemployed, I became interested in "Sign Writing"or sign painting as it is known in America, and after acquiring an apprenticeship at a local sign shop, I have made this pursuit my daily occupation. I am interested in letterforms as they exist in an abstract relationship to our visual landscape, directional or instructional experience, and everyday lives. 

I paint signs for a job, but explore in other paint media, the way shapes of letters intersect with our collective understanding of modern abstract relationships.I also paint landscapes mostly for leisure, but also on a commission basis,as a return to that greatest teacher among us: Nature.

David Benzler

Born Yuma, Az. United States 1976

Lives and works in San Francisco, CA

Solo Exhibitions

2020   Recent Work, Faye’s Video Cafe, San Francisco, Ca.

2019   Artist in Residence, Adobe Backroom Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

2011   David Benzler, Lake Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

2007   iLL With the Thrill of the Chase, Needles and Pens, San Francisco, Ca.

2005   Recent Work, The Drugstore Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2005   14th st. Freakout, Needles and Pens, San Francisco, Ca.

1999   Solo Show, 21 Grand, Oakland, Ca.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017   Summer of Love sign Show, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

2016   Not A Lemon Group Show - Alite Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

2015   Group Show, NWVSF Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

            Strike Away Matchbook Show, Paxton Gate, San Francisco, Ca.

2013   10 Year anniversary N&P, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

2012   Southern Exposure Moster Drawing Rally, San Francisco, Ca.

2011   All this Happened More or Less, The Popular Workshop, SanFrancisco, Ca.

2008   5 Years, 50 Shows, Needles and Pens, San Francisco, Ca.

2007   Park Life Anniversary Show, Park life Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

           I spy Group Show, The Drugstore Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

2006   “Terror” Group Show, Intersection For the Arts, San Francisco, Ca.

            Citations and Relocations, Needles and Pens, San Francisco, Ca.

            Brains! Send More Cops, Zombie Show, Space Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

2005  Zine Cafe Workshop, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, Ca.

2004   We Could Be Friends, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

           Pangea, Group Show, Mimi Barr Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

           Paper! Awesome!, Mimi Barr Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

           Masking Tape Junk, Mimi Barr Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

           Collectors Edition, Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.