DEATH POSTURE

DAVID V. D'ANDREA

FEB 7 THROUGH MARCH 7

TRIPTYCH LIMITED EDITION PRINT SET

The TRIPTYCH print set was specifically released for David's DEATH POSTURE exhibition at ATAK Gallery. Only 10 of each image were produced on Stonehenge cotton paper with deckled edges. A few complete sets still remain, available as a set of 3 or individually.

LIMITED RUN TEE

The t-shirt, also a limited run, is screened as a soft hand print onto a fitted crew.


For all inquiries please contact takashi@analogtattoo.com

 Images of David's works from the DEATH POSTURE exhibition. Click image for more info.

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Information regarding acquisitions & exhibition pdf catalog please contact takashi@analogtattoo.com

Death Posture refers to the yoga asana commonly known as savasana or corpse pose in which the senses are turned inward and mind open to visual inspiration.The term, as defined by illustrator Austin Osman Spare, is a threshold crossed via an induced state of gnosis. Meditation, breath, candle gazing, and automatic drawing may be utilized to remove the ego from the line. The images in this selection of David V. D’Andrea’s work were birthed from this space of death to exist in the medium of ink on board. Many of the pieces were created for bands such as Om, Sleep, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and some specifically for the exhibition.

“Seek the way by retreating within” M.C.

There will be for sale a large collection of band related screen prints spanning D’Andrea’s career and a limited edition set made specifically for the ATAK Gallery.

Wrekmeister Harmonies ( J.R. Robinson and Esther Shaw) will perform a piece entitled “The Legendary Map of Silence” utilizing piano, synth, violin, guitar and voice. 

For David's DEATH POSTURE exhibition we will be offering limited edition screen printed t-shirts available for purchase in house the night of the opening.

Information regarding acquisitions & an exhibition catalog please contact takashi@analogtattoo.com
 

David D’Andrea’s illustrations seethe with sinuous, accomplished line work and intentional rough edges. He combines the draftsmanship of the 1960′s poster artists with a raw detailed grittiness to create an organic pen and ink style that is unmistakably his own. Through esoteric signs and symbols such as aviform in flight, sigillary calligraphy, disembodied wings, and skeletal forms, he seeks to perpetuate the avowal that is death, and in turn catharsis; to create archaic crests for modern battles.

David D’Andrea’s illustrations seethe with sinuous, accomplished line work and intentional rough edges.

He combines the draftsmanship of the 1960′s poster artists with a raw detailed grittiness to create an organic pen and ink style that is unmistakably his own.

Through esoteric signs and symbols such as aviform in flight, sigillary calligraphy, disembodied wings, and skeletal forms, he seeks to perpetuate the avowal that is death, and in turn catharsis; to create archaic crests for modern battles.

Wrekmeister Harmonies (J.R. Robinson and Esther Shaw) will perform a piece entitled “The Legendary Map of Silence” utilizing piano, synth, violin, guitar and voice.

Wrekmeister Harmonies (J.R. Robinson and Esther Shaw) will perform a piece entitled “The Legendary Map of Silence” utilizing piano, synth, violin, guitar and voice.

Illustrator David D’Andrea’s work is iconic, dark, intricate, and beautiful. He draws from a variety of themes - the shelves of his small studio are crammed with dusty books: almanacs, type specimens, crumbling encyclopedias, and other esoteric visual references, all looking as if they had been rescued from a medieval basement. The eclectic influences show in the work: archaic lettering, obsessively detailed renderings of animals, and elements from numerous religions and cultures.

Soft-spoken, funny, and kind, D’Andrea has constantly been driven by visual and cultural research. Some of David’s “other interests include cryptozoology, flea markets, pseudepigrapha, vintage electronics, and parapsychology,” according to his website. Though containing a lot of dark imagery, D’Andrea’s work draws you in - it is seductive, engaging, and meticulously crafted. —Ian Lynam

 

David D’Andrea combines the draftsmanship of the poster artists and album cover designers of the 1960’s and 70’s with a raw detailed grittiness to create an organic pen and ink style that is unmistakably his own. His t-shirt designs, hand colored silk-screen prints and album covers are highly sought after and have won much praise from fans and admirers. He completely throws himself into his work and each new piece is an extension and evolution from the last one. David is a wandering soul and will probably continue to search and improve until the day he stops drawing. 

-Jason Thibault / Optimum Wound

 

For David's DEATH POSTURE exhibition we will be offering limited edition screen printed t-shirts available for purchase in house the night of the opening.

Information regarding acquisitions & an exhibition catalog please contact takashi@analogtattoo.com