With distinctive texture and a delicate pastel colour palette, David Puma portrays a powerful narrative throughout his works, bringing poetry and beauty as regenerating elements. Puma’s subject’s are diverse, from still-life’s to mythological creatures, which are executed by the vibration of his strokes and a personal vision of nature.
Davide Puma is establishing himself internationally as a powerful contemporary painter.
His vision of the world, nature, and our place within the fabric of the universe strongly permeates his work and weaves a thread that develops as a powerful narrative throughout his artistic production. While constantly moving and shifting his focus to research and portray very diverse subjects - such as animals, people, religious figures, mythological creatures, surrealistic visions of metamorphosis – his work is always immediately recognisable for the intensity of his subjects, for the vibration of his strokes, for the distinctive textures, for the delicate colour palette, for the skilful mastery of spatula and brushwork; all these elements combining to ultimately describe a striking, and very unique, human and artistic vision.
“Art has the role of bringing poetry and beauty as regenerating elements to give hope [..] I think that we are part of a huge and unique fabric in constant evolution, where randomness occurs inside destiny, creating nuances, or the way in which events are to meant to happen. When I work on a painting, a time comes when the randomness of the gesture and the sign participates in; when there is no more control, and I rely on unpredictability” (Davide Puma).
In the last 10 years he had solo exhibitions in Milan, Rome, Como, Brescia and Verbier (Switzerland) among others, and participated in art fairs in Europe and the US. Since 2013 his work is included in the permanent collection of the MACS Museum (Museum of Contemporary Art of Sicily) and in 2014 he painted Saint Tommaso Reggio for the Cathedral of Ventimiglia, Italy, where it is permanently exhibited. He currently works with art galleries in Italy, France (Paris) and Switzerland (Geneva). He works and lives in Italy, his country of origin.