(1944 - 2014)
David Shapiro was active/lived in New York. David Shapiro is known for Japanese inspired abstract expressionist painting and graphics.
Biography David Shapiro
David Shapiro was born in 1944 in Brooklyn, New York. His paintings and prints, according to the author Mason Riddle, "comprise a highly personal language of signs and symbols. Circles, spirals, dots, wave and knot patterns, stylized flames and textures resonate on richly hued, tactile surfaces of Nepalese and Japanese papers, burlap, nylon screening, and canvas evoking a subtle mood of contemplation.
Suggesting constellations of heavenly bodies, or human thoughts, these works appear to visually and psychologically, if not mythically, intersect, overlap, and merge with one another." Likened to be the visual equivalent of a mantra, Shapiro develops series of work based upon Eastern traditions and concepts, such as "
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