Re-Integration of Hand and Eye by David Swartz
Artist David Swartz discusses his painting Re-Integration of Hand and Eye at Galeria 814, pointing out how the two birds seemingly confronting each other at the centre of his painting are conjoined by a wheel-headed-seeing-hand representing the bigger picture at large, available to neither bird in particular, but to the creative universal hand, which, it is suggested, formed each in the image of the other, and representing the idea that the world is a mirror of the self.
About David Swartz:
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 traveled 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.