Some Other Day
acrylic on canvas
60 x 48 in
David Wilson's most recent works depict loosely rendered images of urban settings either at night or during the transitional period of day one finds between darkness and light.
“For several years my work has examined how at night, the selective illumination of the city lays bare our value systems. In developing this body of work it became apparent to me that both the people and objects not deemed “important” drift into the darkness. Our efforts to illuminate what we discern as valuable often results in the marginalization of those dwelling within the shadows thereby creating a juxtaposition between darkness and light. At this point, what is invisible becomes as important as the visible. Now as I paint I imagine how the face of the city will appear in ten years, twenty years and beyond. Our appetite for and reliance upon cheap energy increases while easy access diminishes. Galaxies of city lights that slip off into the horizon while we sleep may become a thing of the past. The modern city of today appears destined to shift towards something we are presently unable to imagine and are not likely prepared for.”