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5 & 3/4 QUESTIONS

DAVE KINSEY

CURRENT RESIDENCE: LOS ANGELES, CA

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UNITED STATES

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Paintings by artist Dave Kinsey

1. Describe yourself and your work. Painter, designer, atheist, pit bull love magnet. My work is meant to be challenging and interesting on a cerebral and visual level. At least that’s what I’m aiming for.

Artwork by Dave Kinsey

2. How did you get started? When I graduated high school, my dad gave me an ultimatum: “Get your ass to art school or help me run the business.” I had no intention of staying in Pennsylvania, in his gritty-ass shop, so that was one of the easiest decisions of my life. And it was also the kick in the ass I needed. So I got through school and headed to the West Coast on a job offer, and I’ve never looked back.

3. What piece of work best represents you and why? At the moment, I’d say “Cushion of Memory” (from my most recent body of work) because it represents or encompasses pretty much everything I feel about the world today: beautiful yet grim.

mural by artist Dave Kinsey

4. What are you into currently? Observing on all levels….

Artwork by Dave Kinsey

5. What are three things you’ve learned that young creatives should know? One, don't just follow; do your best to stand out, because the crowd is thick. Two, prepare to become a lifer. Three, no true creative deed goes unpunished.

artwork by dave kinsey

5¼. Favorite color? Black.

5½. Favorite website? Google.

5¾. Pet peeve? Obtuse humans and animal abusers.

 

Adobe recently invited Dave Kinsey to reimagine the logo for Adobe MAX. See his work and read about his process in “Traces of the Hand: Dave Kinsey’s Rendition of the Adobe MAX Logo.”