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About David Cheifetz

David Cheifetz’s still lifes, landscapes, and narratives frequently feature absurd juxtapositions—a weight surrounded by pieces of fruit, large insects flying beside a shot of alcohol, an ear functioning as a wall-mounted lamp. Reflecting the language of dreams, these dark, hyperrealistic tableaux suggest bizarre and intriguing narratives. Cheifetz paints alla prima, an oil painting technique in which wet paint is applied to previous layers of wet paint. He works without detailed underpainting or studies, creating atmosphere through prominent, expressive brushstrokes and strong chiaroscuro. “I like to have my paintings structural and precise but at the same time loose,” he says. “I like how you can create focus in a painting by making the center of interest tight, and then you can get loose as you get more peripheral because those other things aren’t as important.”

American, b. 1981

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
100K Exhibition, Gallery 1261, Denver
2016
Large Works, Gallery 1261, Denver
2016
Figurative II, Gallery 1261, Denver

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
100K Exhibition, Gallery 1261, Denver
2016
Large Works, Gallery 1261, Denver
2016
Figurative II, Gallery 1261, Denver
2016
Group Exhibition 13, Gallery 1261, Denver
2015
2015
The Renaissance of Realism, Gallery 1261, Denver
2015
Small Works, Gallery 1261, Denver
2015
Unfurl, Gallery 1261, Denver
2015
Edge of Realism, Abend Gallery, Denver
2015
Contemporary Figuration, Abend Gallery, Denver
2015
Figurative I, Gallery 1261, Denver
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