David Molony is a contemporary lens-based visual artist based in Ōtautahi / Christchurch, Aotearoa / New Zealand. In 2020 David graduated from Ara Te Pūkenga with a BA in design / Photography and in 2022 with an MA in Creative Practice he wrote about abstract art literacy. is Irish-born and living in Ōtautahi / Christchurch, Aotearoa / New Zealand holding dual citizenship.
David's practice has been described as ‘digital art. He works with large and medium-format analogue film and makes digital collages or composites from many layers of analogue film and digital photographs. His interest lies in a juxtaposition of form, texture, line, colour, and shape to engage the viewer. I am interested in the philosophy of aesthetics, how we interpret them to try and make some meaning concerning interpreting them from our real-world experiences and how that relates to the work we are viewing at that moment.
Some straight photography with elements of shape, colour, and conceptual photography, contends that such a truth can never really be depicted but only by one’s individual life experience. His abstract work is made by multi-layering of the analogue image to produce a sense of feeling from the viewer, from vibrant colour, line, form and texture. David tries to give the viewer an aesthetic experience with stimulating composition, evoking strong visual, emotional and intellectual impact.
2021 Curate Me, PG Gallery 192, Curated by Julie Humby
2023 Working Progress, Centre of Contemporary Art Toi Moroki, Curated by Bruce Russell