David Pirrie

An avid climber and ski mountaineer, Vancouver based David Pirrie creates artwork that is multi-dimensional and conceptually layered. Pirrie employs bold coloring and architectural intervention to create his signature mountain portraits, monumentalizing the majesty of the individual mountain by removing it from the context of its surrounding topography. His works draw attention to concepts regarding framing and mapping, while also reminding the viewer of the handmade aspect of complex painting. By excising the mountain from its location, Pirrie abolishes perspective, placing the mountain within and without the picture plane. Pirrie’s art approaches scientific inquiry as his grids, dots, and formal ideas point to the intersection between human time and geological time.