THE SELF-PORTRAITS OF DAVID ARTHUR-SIMONS - documents and psychologically analyses 45 years of self-portraits that I have created since I was a teenager, culminating in the 365 Days Out of My Mind – a Series of 365 paintings – one for each day of the year – painted only on the day of the year designated for it - over, so far - 10 years - each containing an anthropomorphic / Gestalt self portrait that bridges foreground, middle ground and background and attempts to visually marry past, present and future, conscious and unconscious.
David Arthur-Simons (1956 - ) is a nationality non-identified painter who has lived in New York since 1995. He is known for his large scale serial paintings that take years to complete and consist of many inter-connected panels, a style of working he self-initiated in high school. His paintings have an affinity with Surrealism in that he does not generally refer to the "real" world in real terms while borrowing elements from it. Instead of simply replicating the real world he invents his own worlds which are not fantasy worlds but rather re-contextualizations and re-attributionalizations of known dynamic, psychological and spiritual elements of the real world that focus on the realms of "no-mind" beyond spoken words, belief systems and rational understanding.
Hairetics Published June 10, 2013
Film Criticism Published June 09, 2013
Transit of Venus June 5 - 6, 2012 (Expanded) David Arthur-Simons Published June 09, 2013
Self Portraits in Stamps Published June 30, 2012