David CP Placencia | khaostasis.com | 541.521.7411
I have enjoyed producing artworks and providing art instruction after graduating from the University of Oregon in 2013. I look forward to examining more than just beauty but also engage in cultural and scientific impacts through art. We all see the chaos but we shouldn’t be overwhelmed or stunted by it. We can engage others through the arts, through the chaos, and expound a message of inclusion and understanding.
My mother, a Florence based artist, owned and operated “From the Canvas to the Wall,” and I would assist in making murals/vignettes for various companies and private residences with her. I also started house painting for rental agencies and learned the nuts and bolts of commercial painting. This included scissor lift controls, masking, equipment maintenance, indoor/outdoor, airless systems, rolling and of course brushing. During my undergraduate studies I became intrigued by the Russian avant-garde mural/sign painters. I took art classes studying the history of Street Art and made several large murals within the structure the classes. I have painted food carts, walls, buildings and most curiously a piano for the City of Eugene’s Cultural Services Public Playable Art program. The Lane Arts Council Apprenticeship Program connected me with young artists to mentor and instruct spray paint, rolling, stenciling, and working with graphics. I’ve since taught the last four years with the 4J distract and local galleries/art centers with mentor-ship programs instructing all ages. I now run my own art studio and would like to share the mural experience with my students.
I have learned how to estimate the material costs and concerns when estimating and bidding a site. I had the pleasure of being an artist assistant for the 20×21 Eugene Mural project. To be able to work for world famous muralist like W.K.Interact on the MLK Jr. mural or with H11235 from Nepal was an immense pleasure. It was great to see and learn many of their professional techniques including how to communicate with a large crew.
I am excited for our Mural 101 workshop and look forward to working on large projects with motivated students this summer. Many already have experience with spraying and masking. Looking forward to it! A side effect of doing a mural is you always get a great tan lol- David CP