About The Artist
David Teeple is a visual artist living and working in Massachusetts, US. His media are primarily sculpture and site-relative installation.
“As a multimedia and conceptual artist, David Teeple has amassed a body of work that is simultaneously simple and complex, sculptures that use the unique physical and optical properties of water, glass, and light to create significant perceptual experiences that also address the ecological issues of water and its use and abuse. His work, a poetry of light created through the intersection of water and glass—challenges viewers to rethink the relationship between perception and interpretation, and how we interact with place.
The subject of water is enormous and ancient, from creation myths to energy generation. Water—elusive, ever-shifting, eternally in flux—has become a central element of the artist’s vocabulary; it is his subject, material, and experience as he asks questions about perception, structure, and psychology. His installations combine simple materials in essential repetitive patterns to create complex visual effects in what have been described as living paintings of water. Teeple generates a state of play and wonder in his installations and then invites viewers to enter the works, not only to experience them but to participate as essential performers. By moving around and through the works, they enable the dynamics of the experience to unfold and reveal the transcendental and sublime.
Teeple’s sculptures are found in a number of public collections such as the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, CA; The Athenaeum, La Jolla, CA; the Weisman Foundation, Beverly Hills, CA; the University Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; the Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA; the Yuma Art Center, Yuma, AZ; and Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. His works are also in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and internationally.”
The Artist Book Foundation, 2019