David Mathúna (b.1991, Cork, IE) is a multidisciplinary artist currently living and working in Berlin (DE). Making use of generative and improvised processes, David’s practice brings together video, photography, sound, illustration, collated data, performance and installation into a visceral, collage-based aesthetic.
His primary conceptual inquiries explore the oscillatory relationships between the individual and the collective, between an inner sense of self and a performed social identity, foregrounding the role of the artwork as a convergence point for the concerns of artist and spectator alike.
Central to his process is the synthesis of aesthetic forms such as rhythm and repetition, the physical energy of sound, lighting dynamics and spatial perception, building meditative sensory environments. Through his work he seeks to provoke a dialectic engagement, focusing on lived experience and social participation as means of communication and as instruments of change.
David completed his BA in Fine Art at the Crawford College of Art & Design in 2014 and has since worked professionally as a stage designer, content creator, VJ, lighting operator and music video producer in various capacities. He is a member of Ampersand Union and Foghorn artist collectives, of Chalk it Down Productions theatre company and of Langfellows promotions. He performs and releases music under his own name and as part of improvised collectives KENL, Not Earth, The Council For The Dark Arts Orchestra and Bhailiú.