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005 An ocean wave

By David Horvitz

Artist: David Horvitz
Printer: Horrible Press

2019 has been very important for us because it has been the first whole year that CAP has lived. To celebrate this and show all our thanks, affection and respect to our collaborators, customers and friends, we have contacted the artist David Horvitz to create a unique piece limited to 150 units.

David Horvitz, Los Angeles 1981, works across a range of media, frequently using photography, performance, art books, conceptual websites, online interventions, and mail art. “I’ve traveled since I graduated from high school, and somehow that’s contributed to my suspicion that it’s actually become my work,” he has said. “When I was growing up this tendency to move around seemed to be related to a sense of restlessness or boredom. But now it is more about movements, routes, and channels of distribution.” Inspired by Fluxus and the movement’s preoccupation with artwork that constitutes itself through movement, Horvitz traverses large spaces while employing a series of actions and operations that critique the over-commercialization of art – Artsy. He has exhibited at The New Museum, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Brooklyn Museum, SF Camerawork, Tate Modern, and Art Metropole…

Andrea Lazarov sent David some questions by mail …

– I wrote these fast!

from CDG! – David


AL: Who are you? What do you do? Where do you do it? When do you do it? Why do you do it? 

DH: I am I. I do what I do. I do it when I do it. I don’t know why I do it.

What technical instructions were specified for this piece? What was the decision-making process?

Try to make them all look different! None the same. Mix the colors. Let them bleed. Play.

Answer with a lie the following question: Why are the words ‘ocean, shore, distance, water’ in a lighter blue and ’moments before, before it disappears,’ in white?

I never lie.

Is it important to embrace mistakes?

Not when you are cooking fish.

The sentence on the print in itself is very visual, yet everyone creates a different image in their heads. In yours, what shore was the ocean wave approaching to and where is it now?

Palos Verdes, California. It’s gone.

Do you go to the beach often? Which one is your favourite? Have you ever seen a shark in real life?

Yes. Brittany, Cornwall, Palos Verdes, Pt. Reyes, Big Sur, just south of Big Sur, just north of Big Sur, Sonoma, Mendocino, Humboldt, Oregon, Malibu. Yes.

Do you know a fun fact about ocean waves?

When the ocean waves it’s not saying hello.

Have you thought of an art piece in the shower? *Did you think of making the ‘Whenever I take a shower I always wonder when the water was a cloud’ piece while you were showering? 

Yes. No.

How many books have you stolen?

No comment.

What’s the weirdest thing you believe in?

When we dream, it is the stars that are dreaming.

Regarding the screen printing workshop, our friend Toño Castro recommended that we work with Horrible Press. A very nice thing happened and it is that Tuchi and Rafa knew and admired David Horvitz very much. Everything was connected and we lived a very emotional process. They printed the serigraphs in 4 inks giving them all their particular version of color and movement. No two are the same.

We were lucky to meet up with David in Madrid to sign all the prints and found out that he has some interesting upcoming projects in town. Stay tuned!