David Trautrimas explores contemporary cultural phenomena in a practice that encompasses sculpture, installation, and photography. Employing a uniquely developed process of laser-cut acrylic assemblage in his most recent works, he translates idiosyncratic architectural spaces and shared cultural references into vividly simplified images. Trautrimas’ artistic practice oscillates between abstracted and representational renderings of popular icons, everyday objects, and the physical spaces where life happens.
David Trautrimas’ work has been the subject of numerous public exhibitions in Canada and internationally in the United States, Japan, South Korea, and Australia. Recent solo exhibitions include A Place Between The Water In The Water, Angell Gallery, Toronto (2019); The Lake Dives Where the Earth Curves, Assembly Gallery, Hamilton (2019); In The Wake of The Bind, Zalucky Contemporary, Toronto (2016); and Eidolon Point, The Canadian Embassy’s Prince Takamodo Gallery, Tokyo (2015). Notable group exhibitions include his presentations in Ontario at the Art Gallery of Hamilton (2018); The Gardiner Museum (2017); Art Gallery of Windsor (2017); and The Harbourfront Centre (2013), and abroad at The Korean Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea (2011) and Queensland Center for Photography in Brisbane, Australia (2010).
David Trautrimas was born and raised in Belleville, Ontario. He currently lives and works in Hamilton.