Oy Vey, Gevolt! – David Swartz
In his painting Oy Vey, Gevolt! artist David Swartz suggests the idea that not only are our hands intimately connected to our emotional and psychological states of mind, but that they are both the foundation and expressive manifestation of such states.
Toronto artist David Swartz received his first education in art from his late father Marvin Swartz, an exceptionally gifted painter, print-maker, and art teacher. In the 1990’s David travelled widely in India, Europe, the Middle East and North America, and attended Concordia University and the University of Toronto for Liberal Arts, Philosophy, and Comparative Literature. He graduated in 2002 with a Masters Degree from the University of Toronto, remaining a PhD Candidate between 2002-2006. During this period he developed a substantial body of artwork, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, poems, and theoretical writings about art, poetry, philosophy, language and the artistic process. David had his first curated exhibition in 2008 at the Index G Gallery in Toronto, where he exhibited 7 paintings in an exhibit that included original work by Andy Warhol and Philip Pearlstein. David brought his talents and ideas to the stage in 2010 with Transcendental Mirror: The Ultimate Variety Show and Vision and Sound: Action Painting Underground (a 12-hour live painting exhibition, accompanied by jazz music) featured during Nuit Blanche 2011 at 401 Richmond. In 2013, David will have his artwork mounted at Mount Sinai Hospital.