My artistic practice may be described as the merging of discarded objects and cultural detritus with modern architectural movements. I am interested in how these movements, when combined with reclaimed elements, produce new structural forms that are paradoxically familiar by virtue of their origins.
I’ve drawn great inspiration from many of modern architecture’s variants, with elements of Brutalism, Russian Constructivism, and the Bauhaus represented in my work. I’ve cultivated the doctrines I find most inspiring in my own practice, including the use of rectilinear forms, the lack of ornamentation, muted palettes, and voids as defining features.
Over my career I have employed this recombinative process to explore multiple facets of our built environment, including domestic housing, DIY recreational architecture, industrial infrastructure, military outposts and commercial edifices.
Recently, through digital images of derelict buildings and sculptural works inspired by the philosophy of solipsism, my practice has expanded to explore architecture’s capacity to convey both the corporal & metaphysical.
David Trautrimas is a visual artist whose work explores themes related to architecture and the built environment. While his practice is primarily lens-based, it has recently expanded to include sculpture and public art installations. Trautrimas received a diploma with honors from OCAD and a multi-media technical certification from Fanshawe College. Recent solo exhibitions include In The Wake of The Bind at Zalucky Contemporary, Toronto (2016) Eidolon Point at the Prince Takamado Gallery, Canadian Embassy, Tokyo (2015) and Spyfrost Industrial Habitat at Hartell Gallery, Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. (2014). He has participated in numerous museum exhibitions including Imagine Earth at the Korean Arts Center, Seoul Korea (2011) and Empire of Dreams at MOCCA, Toronto (2010). His first major public art installation Ramps & Tread will be installed in 2016 as part of the public art program at Ice Condominiums, Toronto.