Based in New York and Massachusetts, David Skillicorn has been creating luminous abstract paintings for more than twenty-five years. He explores complex spatial and color relationships through the use of texture, organic line, and sensuous fields of color. In mixed media works on canvas, Skillicorn creates sophisticated, intuitive paintings alive with surface texture, lush paint of vibrant colors in bold strokes over atmospheric passages.
Skillicorn's life as a visual artist began with extensive work with video in the late 1970's, leading to an earlier career as a multiple Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker. His visual vocabulary deepened through those years while filming more than a million images across a wide spectrum of cultures and landscapes in more than forty countries. His intensive experiences filming the textures of culture, color and landscape throughout the world have had a lasting impact on his visual sensibilities and inform the unique visual language he has brought to his work as an abstract painter for the past twenty-five years.
Skillicorn shows his work regularly at premiere galleries throughout the country and his paintings are part of innumerable public and private collections, including Johns Hopkins, Regent Hotel, Intel, Temple University and many others.
Curators who have selected Skillicorn’s paintings for inclusion in exhibitions include:
Carl Belz, Director Emeritus The Rose Art Museum Brandeis University
Ian Berry, Curator Tang Art Museum Saratoga Springs NY
Julie Burros, Chief of Arts and Culture, City of Boston
Mim Brooks Fawcett, Director Attleboro Arts Museum
Adrian Tio, Dean of College of VIsual Arts Umass Dartmouth
Jessica Roscio, Curator of the Danforth Art Museum
Lisa Crossman, Fitchburg Art Museum
Beth Urdang, Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston
Marni Elyse Katz, art curator/author
Leonie Bradbury, Director of Art and Creative Initiatives - HUBweek Boston
Rosemary Tracy Woods, Art for the Soul Gallery