Location: United States
David Krovblit is a Canadian visual artist based in Southern California. He studied photography at Ryerson University in Toronto. He worked professionally as a commercial photographer, shooting many international brands and campaigns, and won numerous awards for his work in the field.
In 2016, Krovblit decided to trade in his illustrious career in the ad world. He relocated with his wife and daughter to the land of sun and surf in 2018...and hasn't looked back. David finds himself equally at home perched on a wave as he does in his studio making art everyday in Capistrano Beach.
Specializing in analog collage, Krovblit borrows imagery from vintage books and magazines to build contemporary collages rooted in pop and historical pop culture. The asymmetrical layers explore nature, life and death, science fiction, mythology, consumerism and consumption.
He references 19th century botanicals, vintage medical anatomy, pop surrealism, pulp and retro futurism to build his layers. Krovblit curates images lost in time. Krovblit’s techniques are ever-evolving and progressive, combining traditional and new methods. He favors a digital-analog process that begins in photoshop - using it to concept and sketch - a kind of maquette that ultimately becomes his guide to create the final hand-cut collage. He prints the full collage to any scale, cuts all the layers by hand, then re-assembles and glues them onto custom birch panels. A coat of resin seals the work and adds dimension.
Krovblit has installed his large format, hand-cut collage murals at many indoor and outdoor commercial and residential venues. He continues to explore public art projects, forging hand cut collage and Street Art. He enjoys pushing boundaries with his techniques and integrating different mediums, including sculpture, relief and friezes.
Krovblit's work has been displayed in galleries and museums and held in private collections throughout Europe, Asia and North America. He has participated in juried exhibitions and solo shows throughout North America, including Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Palm Springs, Miami, Toronto, Philadelphia, Santa Fe and New York. His work has been featured at The Laguna Art Museum (California Cool Art Auction 2020 & 2021), The Foosaner Art Museum (RobotLove, 2021) The Museum of Art and Design at The Miami Dade College (Strange Paradise Solo Show, 2019) and Brea Gallery at The Brea Civic and Cultural Center (36th Annual Made in California Juried Exhibition, 2021) where he was awarded First Place.
Recently, Krovblit embraced virtual platforms where he shares his digital renderings in the metaverse - the crypto art world (nfts). Inspired by the technological meca and full range of talented artists, he has added moving parts to his collages - gifs, animation; enhancing them with sound effects or music. He was accepted onto several vied for crypto art platforms including Known Origin and SuperRare. The Museum of Crypto Art (MOCA) holds a Krovblit piece in its permanent collection.