David Datuna | Viewpoint of Billions
Presented by Gilles Clement Gallery
Giant USA Flag
Viewpoint of Billions
Mixed media + optical lenses
135" x72" x 10"
NY-based, Smithsonian-recognized artist David Datuna’s monumental USA flag piece, invites viewer engagement with scenes from American history and its iconic emblem. The signature technique of Datuna’s work is a network of positive and negative optical lenses suspended over a richly layered, collaged and painted image. The mixed media palette includes photography, newspaper and magazine clippings and acrylic pigment. Focused on the convergence of art and social consciousness, and exploring the sources and meaning of cultural identity from unique points of view, Datuna’s work, with its political, cultural and commercial commentary on the human collective consciousness, effectively reflects the current social zeitgeist.