David Paul Kay is a New York City-based American contemporary artist. Using vibrant lines, shapes and intricate compositions David transforms blank surfaces into complex yet simple to read narratives. Kay’s obsession with detail, the versatility of scale, and perspective lead to the creation of hundreds of his drawings, paintings, murals, and sculptures. Originally from Eastern Europe (former Soviet Republic of Georgia), David migrated to the United States in 2008. As a self-taught artist, Kay has always experimented with various techniques; though his career evolved soon after moving to New York City in early 2009 when he developed his signature monochromatic style.
David’s work has evolved into a multitude of series: “Matter”, where the artist observes the fabric of the universe; “Psychoanalysis”, series of thought experiments used as a unique form of storytelling; “Icons”, an homage to universally recognized iconic figures; “Underdogs”, exploration of the emotional and cerebral state. Kay has developed numerous conceptual series such as “Seven x Seven” where the artist dives into a theory of compartmentalizing life into segments of transformations once every seven years. One work entitled “The Circle of Time” is a series of twelve interconnected pieces morphing into a clockwork loop all connected to number 12, exploring how we understand and harness the phenomenon of time.
David’s work has been exhibited and included in private collections throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, including artist residencies in Los Angeles, London, and the South of Spain. The artist has collaborated on global campaigns and private commissions with major brands such as Montblanc, PayPal, Cadillac, Equinox, and others. David’s work has been featured in Forbes, Architectural Digest, Vogue Italia, Wallpaper, Haute Living, Gotham Magazine, AM New York, Journal du Design, VAMP magazine. David’s work has been auctioned out live at Christie’s London. Additionally, David Paul Kay is a co co-founder of “the ark”, an artist residency program based in Nairobi, Kenya bringing together African and Non-African members of creative communities.