David Troncoso [JRA 2018]

David Troncoso

First name:  David ;
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Last name:
  Troncoso ;

Member: Junior resident artist member ;
2018 ;
  n/a ;


David Troncoso (b.1986) is a painter, draftsman, and woodworker from Long Island, NY, whose work is inspired by Renaissance and Medieval paintings, illustrations and frames. Troncoso first studied scientific illustration and music engineering at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago but soon left to study in NYC at the Grand Central Atelier. There he spent 4 years studying classical drawing, painting and sculpture in the GCA’s core program. Troncoso continued his training as a copyist at the MET completing numerous life size replicas in oil. Troncoso, just recently finished a year long residency in Orient, NY at the William Steeple Davis Studio where he honed his craft in woodworking and painting. David is currently combining all of his skills to build a large renaissance inspired altarpiece.

Troncoso’s recent work has allowed him to bridge the gaps between his interests in painting, architecture, design and woodworking. As a student of Italian Renaissance thought, he believes the artist should not be confined to just one medium but should be able to use the versatility of many disciplines to create artworks that emanate delicacy and beauty. The frameworks that he incorporates into his paintings are heavily influenced by Classical and Medieval architecture and design. The frames act as a gateway between present and past and allow the viewer to appreciate history while considering the present. David’s craft begins with all aspects of woodworking to create substrates and surrounds to paint upon and within. Using long established painting techniques and symbolism, he composes tranquil and poetic images that mirror the history of art while subtly alluding to the ethereal and supernal.






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