David m Winship was born in Detroit in 1948, studied painting in Michigan and Virginia before discovering digital image manipulation tools in 2009. david created and publishes minimal exposition, a daily contemporary art blog; more of his work can be seen at davidmwinship.com.
from the digital painting series ‘at the falls’ 2009 – 2011, this work:
is always about color: the color that light creates as it gives life to a wild landscape or illuminates the work of man.
is based on objective reality. it is impossible for me to ignore the infinite possibilities for image making in nature, in the chaos of line, shape, and hue, in the myriad details comprising a whole.
calls to me from a distance, pulls me closer, invites me to ‘take a look at this detail, this color over here, now this…’ and I must obey.
originally trained as a painter, I have found new tools to help me create the images I want to see. during photo processing (using gnu image manipulation program), the images begin to carry their own meaning, which ultimately has little to do with the ‘real’ or original landscape or territory. the connection between the real and the representation collapses and dissolves. what remains is an imaginary or hyperreal landscape, existing in its own space.
David M Winship