Historical and Contemporary Art Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia
Summer Turns to Fall
Exhibition catalog available here
Shevlino's technical aplomb makes his paintings appear completely spontaneous and effortless. He is particularly interested in exploring the line between the traditional representation of the figure and the abstraction of it, and his paintings reflect his simultaneous use of both approaches. His paintings are characterized by broad brushstrokes, a sensuous application of paint and an obvious feel for tonal harmonies.
David Shevlino was born in Jersey City, NJ in 1962. A graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the
University of Pennsylvania, he also studied at the Art Students' League in New York. Growing up near NYC, Shevlino was exposed to art as a teenager. He began making trips to art museums at age 15 and developed a love of traditional figurative painting. During this time he found himself especially drawn to the old masters; his interest in modern art was cultivated considerably later. Those early museum visits provided a sense of the origins and history of painting and instilled a love of drawing and the creative process. In Shevlino's current work, the canvas has increasingly become a place to experiment with different techniques of paint application.