There is a dignified sense of detachment to many of David O'Malley's compositions which often utilise minimalism and juxtaposition, a pure sense of wonder alternating with a cold nihilism oscillates...
Behind the scenes of the canvas. Tuning into universe, contemplating the scale of the cosmos.
For the last 3 years David has often focused on paintings exploring outer space, creating works that are fueled by a sense of wonder at the theories of cosmological physics. The 'Painting is Infinite' series plays on a quote from David Lynch which he made shortly after quitting film-making. The paintings make available a platform for contemplating the cosmos. They celebrate man's ability to be transported by Art and are an homage to man's desire to find the answers; "Man must rise above the Earth—to the top of the atmosphere and beyond—for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives" — Socrates.
'I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space' Shakespeare, Hamlet Act 2 Scene 2, Hamlet may have meant that although we human beings are very limited physically, out minds are free to explore the whole universe.
April 16, 2012
April 17, 2012
astronomy, astrophysics, contemplation, cosmos, meditation, space, zen, Kubrick, 2001, astral travel, the universe