The imagery in David Balona's paintings are borrowed from discarded snapshot photographs and images found in books. He uses photography as a means to slow down reality and study life's detail. His works analyze the range of human experience, from intimate everyday subjects to the more universal. His work is a conglomeration of the photo as an object and the history he brings in the interpretation of it. While he is representing the image, he also adds the experiences of his own past to the final painting, hoping to allow the viewer to project their experiences to the works as well.
Balona received his Bachelors Degree in Painting from Sonoma State University in 1997, and has shown at both the SFMOMA Artists Gallery and
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