David Urban - The Konokol: Sound and Reflection, 2010April 21 2010 - August 10 2010
â€œThe world â€”our experience of the worldâ€” is both real and abstract. I attempt to paint it that way.â€ - David Urban
David Urban has created a canvas of monumental proportions. In The Konokol: Sound and Reflection, he explores an Indian rhythmic system which employs an arrangement of syllables to communicate rhythmic ideas. The triptych reflects a meditation on music, childhood and imagination, becoming a summation of previous thematic ideas pursued by the artist. Urban is deeply implicated in the history and methodology of paint. Not limiting himself to modernism, he covers many historical disciplines such as expressionism, figurative painting and the genre of landscape. He integrates both real and abstract elements, simultaneously presenting two disparate threads of modern painting.