Stage backdrop for Cleveland Tri-C JazzFest

My painting, Towards a Bright Future, was used as the inspirational basis for the outdoor stage backdrop for the 2024 Tri-C JazzFest that happened June 20-22, 2024 at Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland.

My studio loft is conveniently located in midtown of Cleveland, Ohio. Please get in touch to schedule a visit or to discuss how I can help you with original artwork for your offices,homes or next stage production.

Tangents Catalog

The “Tangents: Abstract and Geometric Art in Northeast Ohio” show has an accompanying catalog. The section of the catalog with my work can be seen here.

This catalog is available for purchase. Buy Now

Tangents Exhibition CAN Journal Review

The Abstract Question, At AAWR: Part I, Tangents
Author: Christopher Richards

Dual exhibitions at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve explore North East Ohio’s long running interest in geometric abstraction. The first, Tangents, asks the question: “Why is making abstract work still important?” Jenniffer Omaitz’s curatorial debut boasts a serious panel of artists working in abstraction, primarily of the geometric variety, each with unique and individual voices. (A second exhibition, A Hard Line, draws from AAWR’s permanent collection, and mostly an earlier generation of artists.) An examination of Tangents reveals overlapping and divergent themes that connect the works from one of these contemporary artists to another, including theory and subject explorations, as well as technique and stylistic approaches. In doing so, that question finds many answers.

By gathering works of David Louis Cintron, Gianna Commito, Mark Howard, Mark Keffer, Natalie Lanese, Catherine Lentini, Ed Raffel, Andrew Reach and Susan Squires, Omaitz illustrates the many ways abstraction can be used to explore the human condition. Whether exploring our visual perception of the world around us, or taking a more psychological and spiritual perspective, each artist enhances Omaitz’ message that abstract art, “…combines ways of thinking and making that interact with the temporal…”

David Louis Cintron’s more painterly and expressionistic piece, Crushed, pairs well with Gianna Commito’s Untitled watercolor from 2017. Each artist begins their paintings with no preconceived notion of the end result. While these two works share a similar color palette, they also have compositional elements that direct the eye to move around the pieces. While stylistically very different, they each construct spaces built on fragmenting overlapping structures. Commito states, “All the pieces have some kind of framing device that is either pushing out from the center or compressing in from the edge, or both.” This push and pull within her work keeps the eye moving. Similarly, Cintron states that he seeks to discover a balance “between form and formlessness,” as he plays with recognizable elements that are intentionally left ambiguous. Each of these pieces has a collage-like feel to them–Cintron emphasizes the natural, while Commito references a more architectural influence–creating all over compositions that keep the viewer’s eyes moving.

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Tangents Art Opening Thursday Nov 2, 2023

Tangents: Abstract and Geometric Art in Northeast Ohio
curated by Jenniffer Omaitz

Ed Raffel, Natalie Lanese, Gianna Commito, Susan Squires, Mark Keffer, Catherine Lentini, Andrew Reach, David Louis Cintron, and Mark Howard

Opening Reception:
Thursday November 2nd 5:30 – 8:00pm 

Location: Artist Archives of the Western Reserve
1834 East 123rd St., Cleveland Ohio 44106
AAWR phone: 216.721.9020

Dates: Nov 2 – Dec 16  

The art in Tangents: Abstract and Geometric Art in Northeast Ohio is a collection of work created by a group of diverse and prolific artists. They encode abstraction as a part of their artistic language. This includes forays into: color, optical interplay, mathematics, space, surface, texture, process, and the built environment. These artists are further unified by the use of non-representational forms that are powerful yet pragmatic upholding traditions of abstract art in the region.

Pictured above: David Louis Cintron, Regeneration, acrylic on canvas, 2023

Art Show Announcement: The Paul and Norma Tikkanen Painting Prize Exhibition

David Louis Cintron
acrylic on canvas

This piece made it through 2 rounds of juried selection and has been chosen to be in the 2023 the Paul and Norma Tikkanen Painting Prize Exhibition.

Exhibit Dates: Oct 4 – Oct 31, 2023
Reception & Awards Ceremony: Oct 7, 2023,  6 to 9pm

Ashtabula Arts Center
2928 W13th St
Ashtabula, Ohio 44004

New art book and album release: World Views

David Louis Cintron – World Views is the 2nd installment in the Textile Records fanzine series.

This is an A5 sized 24 page hand-numbered black & white riso print fanzine. It comes packaged with a new exclusive full length release of music that is an accompaniment to the artwork.

Limited to 100 copies

The cassette + zine, as well as a digital download, can also be purchased on bandcamp.

Art Show Announcement: The Big Ass Art Show

I will have new work in this upcoming curated, citywide, art exhibition.

BAYarts Sally Otto Gallery (Playhouse)
28795 Lake Road
Bay Village, Ohio 44140

July 14 2023 – Aug 11 2023
Artist Reception July 28, 5 – 8pm

Artists showing at this venue:
David Louis Cintron
Erjon Hajnaj
Liz Maugans
Christopher Pelrine

Art Show Announcement: “Tangents” at Artist Archives of Western Reserve

Curatorial Project “Tangents”

I am thrilled to be included in this upcoming exhibition, a project that artist/curator, Jenniffer Omaitz, has been working on for over 6 months. This thoughtful curation of established artists in North East Ohio is a collection of painters, sculptors, and an architect who all have a unique and transformative outlook on Geometric Abstraction in their practice. More to be announced on this project over the summer.

Location: Artist Archives of Western Reserve
Dates: Nov 2 – Dec 16
Opening Reception: Thursday November 2nd 5:30 – 8:00pm

Tangents: Abstract and Geometric Art in Northeast Ohio curated by Jenniffer Omaitz. Featuring Ed Raffel, Natalie Lanese, Gianna Commito, Susan Squires, Mark Keffer, Catherine Lentini, Andrew Reach, David Louis Cintron, and Mark Howard, the exhibition is a collection of diverse and prolific artists who make color, optical interplay, mathematics, space, surface, process, and the built environment a part of their artistic language.

Huntington Building Gallery Show – Cleveland

I am thrilled to have been selected for a solo painting show at the Huntington Building’s 2nd floor lobby art gallery. The show is up through April 7, 2023.