No Longer Available
David Kring at MudFire
Gallery group show Pirates vs. Zombies, April 2012
David Kring Artist Bio
Raised in Frankfort Kentucky, David graduate from the liberal arts college Transylvania University in 2009 with a BA in studio arts focused in ceramics and mixed media. Upon graduation David realized he was screwed for majoring in ceramics during a depression and only receiving a BA from a small vampire college.
David has been employed by the "Dirty Girls" at Kentucky Mudworks for the past year where he also keeps his studio. At Mudworks he works in sales, production of "dirty girl pottery tools," and teaching youth ceramic classes.
David Kring Artist Statement
In my artwork, I focus on the figure using the outlets of ceramics and mixed media. My art offers an emotional charge through gestures, facial expression, and painting techniques. My surfaces are extremely worked; I rely on bends, folds, and crevasses to create depth and character in my work. I tend to work metaphorically, narratively, and autobiographically with the inspiration I find in various styles of music, literature, and history. Raised in a small family owned men's work wear business, I became obsessed with the stories people would trade with each other. Because of this exposure, my work tends to convey themes of the disturbed and delusional personality, the duality of good and evil, the supernatural form of being, and dark humor. I name each one of my pieces in order for them to retain a unique personality. The goal of my work is to provide a narrative, offering the viewer with a chance to connect with the characters I depict.