Onslaught of Obsolescence
David Ubias is serious about making silly paintings, and Onslaught of Obsolescence is his first comprehensive installation of this continuing series. David utilizes the constraints of modest materials such as paper pulp, hot glue, and wood as a shrug towards the frenzy of new media. The results are intensely textured and colored paintings that present an iconography that slips between the contemporary and the archaic, the acerbic and the earnest. Body language, personal anecdotes, advertising and current events serve as a catalyst for studio activity. Onslaught of Obsolescence is an ongoing project that explores enduring (common) technologies that teeter on the threshold of relevance while also questioning the feasibility of maintaining a constant state of curated comfort.
David Ubias currently resides in Baltimore, MD. He received a BA in Studio Arts from the University of St. Thomas/Glassel School of Art and an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. His work has been featured in the Texas Biennial, Art Miami, Vox Populi, Zona Maco, Texas Contemporary, and UrbanOutfitters. He is also the recipient of the 2009 Henry Walters Traveling Fellowship.