David Louis Cintron

David Louis Cintron has been working as a multi-disciplinary artist, musician and designer since 1990. David paints daily at his art studio in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was born and raised. He received a BFA in graphic design, with a minor concentration in Studio Art, from Kent State University. 

Art runs deep in David’s family history. His great uncle was Miguel Pou, one of Puerto Rico’s great master painters, and his father, José Cintron, is regarded as one of Cleveland’s finest portrait artists and educators.

David’s work has been featured in both solo and group shows regionally and was recently featured in the 2022 CAN Triennial curated exhibition in Cleveland, Ohio.

David has been an Art Director for more than 20 years and was a part of the concert poster art renaissance in the 90’s, creating flyers and posters for area music promoters as well as artist t-shirts and album artwork.

David currently creates all of the artwork for the Indonesian boutique imprint Seratus Ribu’s curated mix series.

Among his musical accomplishments, David was a touring guitarist in Pere Ubu, has played with Rhys Chatham in his Guitar Trio All-Stars, has had his music appraised by Julian Cope and licensed for Chrysler. He’s an improvisational performer, releases solo instrumental works and leads the band,Terminal Lovers.

Inspired by the outside natural world as well as the inner spiritual world, David’s current body of visual work consists of color rich and expressive abstract paintings and evocative ink drawings. He works intuitively and spontaneously. These automatic compositions, depicting images emergent from the unconscious mind, are an exploration and discovery of form and formlessness, negative space and imagined structures. The creative process, informed by an ongoing dialogue between artist, materials and the developing work, guides the finished composition to attain it’s place and reveal itself.