As an artist, David Alsobrooks doesn’t prescribe to any specific method or practice; he’s working within a philosophy of art making he calls Materialism. He adapts his techniques and materials to suit his concepts and the viewers of his work. He employs painting, photography, design, collage, relief, sewing, etc. and also branches out with experimental techniques and materials, installations and ambient content.
Some of the pieces he’s created marked the first time he used a medium; for example, bleaching a portrait from pinstripe fabric, using bed linens for typography or standing a painting in a pond for several weeks. The outcomes may have been unknown to a certain degree, but Dave embraces the results knowing the techniques employed were tied to the art conceptually. As Dave says, “That part is really important to me. Life is sometimes messy and it’s OK by me for some of the art about life to reflect this. Everything is typically sequenced when I’m making art, so it’d be safe to say that process is the single most important aspect of my art.”