David Datuna Heart, 63″ ×77″ ×5″; Price Available Upon Request; Gilles Clement Gallery, Greenwich; gclementdesigns.com | Photo courtesy of Gilles Clement Gallery
Popping over to Greenwich? Stop by the Gilles Clement Gallery to check out this David Datuna piece in honor of Valentine’s Day.
New York City-based artist David Datuna is best known for his creations, which incorporate optical lenses, especially over large-scale, layered, collaged, and painted images. The mixed-media palette of Heart includes newspaper articles, magazine clippings, and paint — an optical illusion best appreciated up close, in person, at Gilles Clement Gallery in Greenwich. According to Datuna, whose work is often a political and cultural expression, “The prismatic surface [of his mixed-media art] both hides and reveals the work below, while the lenses symbolize individual identity, illusion, perception, fragmentation, and unification.”