David Newman Statement

David Newman

Artist's Statement

Consciousness is never empty, but always already filled with things in their appearing. I am concerned with the phenomenology of vision and representation, with the mediation of perception, with how representations function, with the means of making meaning in the representations of things and the relationships between things, especially in those visual representations which are works on paper: printmaking, photography and its digital extensions, artists books, and drawing. The motifs employed are the basis of tropes of one’s situation in the lifeworld. Much of my recent work engages the impingement of sectors of the larger society into higher education.