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David Sapp
updated: 09/09/2013
website: davidsappdrawings.viewbook.com/
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Portfolio Keywords:  meditative, abstract, gestural, organic
 
 
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graphite
2013
36 " x  60 " 
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graphite & white conte
2009
36 " x  60 " 
Untitled by David Sapp
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graphite
2008
36" x  60" 
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graphite
2013
36 " x  60 " 
Untitled by David Sapp
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graphite
2013
36 " x  60 " 
Untitled by David Sapp
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graphite
2012
36 " x  60 " 
Untitled by David Sapp
Untitled
graphite & white conte
2012
36 " x  60 " 
Untitled by David Sapp
Untitled
graphite & white conte
2012
36 " x  60 " 
Untitled by David Sapp
Untitled
graphite
2012
36 " x  60 " 
Untitled by David Sapp
Untitled
graphite
2012
36 " x  60 " 
Untitled by David Sapp
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graphite
2010
32" x  40" 
Untitled by David Sapp
Untitled
graphite
2009
36" x  60" 

Artist Statement

My primary aspiration in the act of creating is to produce a work of art that embodies natural, immediate and responsive expression.  I have developed as my task, not the replication of the superficial or the invention of the intellectually novel, but a method of responding to the creative processes of nature and the actualization of the expressive aspect of my own being.With the graphite drawings I focus upon the accumulation of expressive content through attention to the act of mark-making and the process of facilitating the natural development of an image.  I concern myself with allowing a form to emerge without a preconceived beginning rather than delineating predictable steps toward a finished composition.  The viewer is led to experience the expressive content within the lines, shapes and values of the composition.  Even though I encourage states of spontaneity, ambiguity and randomness, I must acknowledge that defining formal or aesthetic decision-making occurs; my creative process is not purely automatic.  However, any formal analytic construction is subordinate to the original gestural responsiveness.

Artist Bio / CV

 

David Sapp, Professor of Art, is an artist and writer living near Lake Erie.  He teaches studio art and art history and is director of the Little Gallery at Firelands College, Bowling Green State University.  He creates graphite drawings, writes poetry and writes articles on creative behavior. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in art and psychology, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Bowling Green State University in drawing. He exhibits his art regionally and nationally.