David Trulli

Born 1960
Hometown Ossining, NY
Lives and Works Los Angeles, CA

David Trulli works primarily in scratchboard, scratching images into ink-coated, clay surfaces on wood panels that are often quite large by traditional standards. A former cinematographer, Trulli blends that experience with his admiration of the master wood-engravers of the 1930s to produce intricate pieces. He compares working in scratchboard to lighting a film set: "it starts out black and you add light."

According to Artweek critic Charlene Roth, "His black-and-white renderings show still moments, but these are a view of a gathering of energy before screams of panic. They are pictures of the instant when the uncanny intrudes upon the here and now." Trulli has been profiled in the L.A. Times and his work has appeared in publications such as Juxtapoz, Artweek, Fabrik, ArtScene, and others. In 2009 he was commissioned by Harley-Davidson to create his work on a motorcycle gas tank.

Courtesy of Foley Gallery

David Trulli Gallery Art


Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

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