The work of David Garcia de las Bayonas traverses the fine line between painting and sculpture. His mix of materials – aluminium, asphalt, concrete and paint to name a few – give his work a strong urban feel, and could easily result in very heavy pieces. In fact, Bayonas’ canvases possess a surprising lightness and subtle depth. From his dark backgrounds, elements float and shimmer with the light. The compositions are abstract and rely on simple geometric shapes for the main composition. These shapes act as a counterpoint to the detail of the work – fast streaks of paint bisect the canvas, fluid writing appears on surfaces and tar drips down in multi-hued sheets. Bayonas favours materials traditionally used in construction as these lend strength to his compositions and ground them in the real world. He is able to transcend brutal materials and produce empathetic, enigmatic works.
David Garcia de las Bayonas lives and works near his birthplace, Nimes, in Southern France.