RAIR | 2014-15
David Hines | Angeles National ForesT, CA
David Hines earned his master and bachelor degrees in painting from the University of New Mexico. His paintings have been exhibited extensively in California and New Mexico, including the Santa Paula Museum of Art (CA), Frye Art Museum (WA), Evansville Museum of Arts & Science (IN), galleries including Koplin Gallery (Los Angeles and Santa Monica) and Klaudia Marr Gallery (Santa Fe), and various university art galleries. He was an artist-in-residence at the Harwood Foundation in Taos and guest artist at the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque. Hines currently resides in the California Angeles National Forest with his wife Tricia and their cat Nizhoni.
My work is a direct response to engagements with scenes or objects I encounter in my daily life. These responses are determined by memories, feelings, ideas, and longings that are part of my personality and which have informed my works view since earliest childhood. My paintings are an attempt to realize and communicate the significance of these nuanced responses to others. To this end, I am always actively in search for those moods and ideas that such scenes and things evoke. My night paintings seem to me to be the most poignant expression of my artistic goals. At night, the vast distances of the stars become obvious and the far darkened horizon of the landscape melds earth and cosmos together. In this expanded world, I explore outposts of human habitability. Mystery and loneliness are the themes that unite all of my night work, and they are palpable in the infinity that darkness suggests.