"Ellis incorporates a pop art aesthetic that uses the visual language of advertising – putting ordinary moments and objects in the spotlight."
“Just this morning, waiting for the water taxi I realized I wouldn’t make it unless I acted fast. I bolted to a friends condo in the nearby Edge building and went both number one and number two in luxury. Thank God, I thought to call a friend. Major relief, although I felt bad ’cause it dawned on me I still had yet to return some of his Tupperware from a dinner party, after he had sent me home with some anchovies…Oh, ya, so lemme give you a tour of the studio.”
"Since those youthful days in Canada, David has grown a creative professional career that has had him wearing many hats: designer, actor, writer, musician, and artist. He’s played and recorded with numerous rock groups, has been featured in ad campaigns for Diesel Jeans, and has been photographed by Terry Richardson (to cherry-pick a few of his laudable achievements). "
"The work is playful, full of punch, in a flat perspective. I collect art myself and have for sometime gone by a simple rule of thumb. I only buy art, that I would be happy to look at on a daily basis. All of Dave’s work easily passes this test."
where to go: New Paintings by david ellis
Posted by The Brooklyn Paper | January 7, 2015
"When the Mafia proposes a prospect to be a “made man” it is said that “they opened the books for him.” While David Craig Ellis is not a Mafioso he did at one time own and operate a Pizza joint, and for that matter, was a regular at many Soprano’s cast events so I will run with this metaphor for better or worse. "