David Trautrimas explores contemporary cultural phenomena in a multi-media practice that has encompassed sculpture, installation, photography, and printmaking. Oscillating between abstracted and representational renderings, Trautrimas examines popular icons and everyday objects. His latest group of silkcreen prints further expands on these investigations with a considered look at widely recognized, Canadian consumer products. Translated through bright colours and subtle branding adaptations, these works offer a playful look at the unassuming items of our shared experiences.
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.