David was born in Aspen, Colorado where he lived until he graduated from high school.  He grew up on the ski hill. His dad was a ski instructor and had him on a pair of skis almost before he could walk. Living in Aspen helped David develop a passion for art and the surrounding environment, and spurred his love for the outdoors. After high school David moved to Boulder, Colorado where he received his Bachelors Degree in Studio Art.  His pursuance of art and design has led him from Colorado to San Francisco to Portland, Oregon where he now resides.  David loves to ski, snowboard, hike, climb, and whatever else he can find to do enjoying the beautiful landscape around him.

DAVID RICE

XPLR (ex^plore) studios is the creation of David Rice, artist, illustrator and designer.  Its goal is to showcase the past and current projects he has done for clients as well as his personal work.  Much of David's work focuses on the themes of nature and its personifying characteristics.  Growing up in the mountains of Colorado, he has a special connection with the outdoors.  David uses the natural landscape and its inhabitants as his primary subject matter.   

Melding together an organic style with graphic overlays, his style combines a mixture of the natural world with a geometric presence.  The combination of the organic with the human engineered.  This speaks to how instead of only a natural world existing, or one that is manmade, the two can coexist harmoniously if the dominant party yields to this cohesive existance.  A balance is needed for both parties to survive.

He currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

Beastman aka Brad Eastman is a husband, father and well known visual artist from Sydney, Australia. With an overwhelming desire to slow down and absorb inspiration from somewhere new, Brad Eastman and his family made the decision to pack up their lives in Sydney and relocate to Bali for a little while.

Imagine a “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” type situation where a young punk rock kid from Brooklyn finds himself time traveling back to 17th century Holland and stumbles into the painting studio of one of the classic Dutch Masters. Accepting this odd twist of fate, he dutifully studies the teachings and techniques of his mentor and eventually breaks out on his own, painting images of his earlier life in the future. Pure fiction perhaps, but the result is all real. Dan Witz has been painting just such work in his New York studio for decades. Masterfully composed scenes of epic mosh pits pieced together from reference photos take by the artist himself at punk-rock shows are painted with the detail and delicacy he cultivated during his studies as a classical painter.

Anatomy of Melancholy' Album artwork for Jan Swerts Concept by Jan Swerts The album contains a serie songs driven by melancholy.. Each song is dedicated to one of Jan's heroes, who's work also has a tendency towards melancholy. The booklet contains a serie corresponding portraits.

Indefinite means something that lasts for an unknown or unstated length of time. This projects shows struggles and fighting through a series of contemporary photographies which hopefully any viewer can relate to.

Artist Statement My latest paintings drawings and objects respond to two concerns.