David Underwood is an artist who specializes in making composite photographic constructions and other mixed-media assemblages. Most of his work involves combining several original photographic images into integrated compositions, and employing a variety of construction and presentation methods. Formal and aesthetic, yet also invoking open interpretations of content and meaning, his work involves a wide variety of subject matter from a wide variety of locations. His photo work often deals with photography itself and the various options explored while photographing and while finishing artworks and assemblages for presentation. He also makes provocative mixed-media artworks that include thought-provoking, ambiguous text.
Click on any of the portfolio links to the left of this screen to explore some of the various types of David Underwood's work. Within each portfolio, click on the thumbnail images to enlarge. With the exception of the works in the "B&W Retrospective" portfolio, most of these artworks are for sale; prices and other information can be found by clicking the "image info" bar under each enlarged artwork. Thanks for taking a look at this work; comments and questions are welcome.
Pictured on this front page: This composite silver gelatin photograph is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Its title is, "Wet Horse, West Virginia," and it can be seen in the B&W Retrospective Photographs portfolio on this web site.