Dave Barnes employs art to evoke nostalgic sentiments and imagery in viewers. His pieces are a re-compilation of shapes, themes and experiences that he refers as “Oldification.” In order to develop this technique, Barnes makes very interesting collages on wooden animal shapes.
Full of colors, pictures and narratives, these lumber canvases tell wonderful stories. The artist explains, “I try to use art as a translation of experience and observation that derives inspiration from environment and memory.” The background of the animals contains a montage of recycled illustrations that have mostly children and animals on them; all this imagery have the purpose of producing melancholic responses in the audience.
David Barnes is a very thoughtful artist who incorporates wildlife, memory and experiences to create a visually enchanting array of shapes.