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David Burns

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About David Burns

David Burns primarily uses natural materials to create a conversation with the viewer and their natural world. Creating connections within spaces, both indoors and out, for the viewer to relax and contemplate thoughts provoked by the actions of the artist.

Since finishing his degree at the Winchester School of Art in 2009, were he specialised in Sculpture, he has been exhibiting work across America in Minnesota, Vermont and New York.

Exhibition History of David Burns

`Mortise Collars Tenon`, Salem Art Works, Salem, New York, USA, July 2010

`Lucky 13 Exhibition` North Bennington Art Park, North Bennington, Vermont, USA, July 2010

`Permanent Collection`, Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia, Minnesota, USA, 2009 -2010

`Winchester School of Art Degree Show`, Winchester School of Art, Winchester, U.K, June 2009

`Forlorn`, Winchester School of Art Grounds, Winchester, U.K, March 2009

`The Collaborative Sculpture Show`, Winchester School of Art, Winchester, U.K, May 2007

Foundation Degree Show, Oxford College, Oxford, U.K, July 2006

`Personal Research` - Performance, Commercial Street, Oxford, U.K, May 2006

Permenant design for main entrance (After a public tour), Diamond Research Centre, Oxford, U.K, April 2006

Biography / CV of David Burns

2010 Internship at Salem Art Works, New York:
Chosen by committee to take part in the Internship program at Salem Art Works, New York. Where I assisted resident artists, worked on the upkeep of the grounds and facilities, along with public tours and exhibition set-ups. In exchange I was able to take workshops in glass moulding and blowing and several Iron pours.

2009 Intern fellowship at the Franconia Sculpture Park, Minneapolis:
Selected for the Franconia Sculpture Park I assist on the up keep of the park, ranging from the assisting Jerome fellowship artists, the caretaking of sculptures and keeping the park grounds to a good standard. I also work along side young Children and underprivileged youths to make collaborative sculptures. When I am not working for the park I am given the time to create my own work, which will stay at the park as a permenant piece to the collection of the Franconia Sculpture Park.

Calvin Klein UK:
At Calvin Klein I was the Visual Merchandiser, for this illusive brand here in England I worked on the overall look of the main store, from window and cabinet displays to mannequins and hanging rails, I created looks that not only worked solely for the brand but also something that would beat any rival competition. I was in complete control of how several stores across the country should look, and was commended by my superiors regularly. Furthermore I arranged stock flow, rotation and ordering. As a supervisor my role included the training of all new staff, organising rotas and stock supervision.

Artist Statement of David Burns

A few years ago I decided to focus my attention on altering our natural environment, both inside and out. To create spaces of contemplation, reflection or places of understanding oneself. By creating these places for people I am trying to re-connect them with the idea that all things are natural, our emotions, reactions, our environment and ourselves.

Public Works of David Burns

`Thinking Space` Permanent Collection of Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia, Minnesota, USA, 2009 -2010

Permanent design for main entrance
(After a public tour), Diamond Research Center, Oxford, U.K, April 2006

Qualifications / Education of David Burns

Blessed George Napier R.C School
G.C.S.E - English Literature, English Language, English Speaking and Reading, Religious Studies, Art, Graphics,
Maths, Science, French, Spanish and I.T
September 1994 - June 1999

Oxford College of Further Education Foundation Art and Design
(Specialism Fine Art)
September 2005 - June 2006

Winchester School of Art B.A (Hons)
Fine Art Theory and Practice
September 2006 - 2009

Publications / Media / Bibliography of David Burns

2009 Winchester School of Art Degree Show Catalog.

Influences / Inspiration of David Burns

James Turrell, Robert Smithson, Nancy Holt, Maya Lin, Carl Andre and many more.

Price Range of Work

David Burns's work has a price range from £1,667 to £33,334

Mediums utilised

David Burns's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

David Burns's work is found in the following categories on site:
Installation Sculpture (2)
Organic / Abstract Sculpture
Varietal cross section of Floral, Fruit and Plantlife Sculpture
Land Art Sculpture
Abstract Modern Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary
Abstract Contemporary Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary
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