Bogart (8 Black Dogs) paintings explore the concept that what looks like chaos in the paint can actually be manipulated, and controlled with a certain degree of accuracy. In this series, colour spills and explodes across the canvas with expression and energy, as David reveals the hidden beauty within controlled chaos.
The iconic black dog that you will see in many of David’s outback works depicts Bogart, his childhood pet. In this sensational series, Bogart lives on as the feature character and will usually make several appearances across each artwork, giving the impression he is still on a search for David. Finding Bogart amongst the paint, however, is not an easy task.
David has taken a bold new approach to his work! The transformation of the usual black dog from a hidden element to a vibrant and colorful subject is a striking change that is sure to catch the eye of viewers where we see the usual hidden black dog, emerges, covered in vibrant and colourful paint. This takes a skilled artist to make such a dramatic shift in their style and still maintain a sense of cohesiveness and balance in their work.