David Lloyd is a Los Angeles artist who describes his current work as exploring the sublime and the ridiculous in equal parts, a combination of "serious mysticism and f-d up pseudo-science" that comments on the overabundance of competing didactic languages in our current social and political landscape. Though primarily known as a painter, Lloyd incorporates a wide range of media in pursuit of his conceptual goals, ranging from collage, fiberglass and resin, monoprint, paint of a variety of kinds, xerox transfer, water based medium, spar varnish, dirt, and used synthetic boat sails.
Lloyd graduated with a BFA from CalArts in 1985, and began his career with a series of intelligent, near-humorous abstractions, turning toward the incorporation of imagistic referents several years later. He has shown in California at gallery km, Margo Leavin Gallery, Gallery Paule Anglim, and the Orange County Museum of Art, as well as Metro Pictures and Milk Gallery in New York. His work has been written about extensively, and he is included in the collections of the Orange County Museum of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
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