David Sandum was born 1971 in Gothenburg Sweden. Today he resides in Moss Norway and has a studio at Gamle Pikeskolen (since 2003), where he also teaches several private students.
David is self-taught, though he studied art history at the University of Utah. He see's himself mainly as a colorist - and expressionist. Feelings, energy, and emotions are very much key to his work. The people he paints are never real portraits, "but inner portraits." Scandinavian influences are Munch, Karsten, and Sparre. Other influences are The German Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) movement (1911-1914) spearheaded by Kandinsky, and continental masters such as Gaugain, Van Gogh, Bonnard and Matisse.
A quote by Matisse sums it up well: "I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me."
Sandum has had several solo gallery exhibits and has carried out commissions in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and the US.
2010 Galleri Varden, Moss.
2009 - Rygge Kunstforening
2009 - Petit Paris, Moss.
2008 - Hvaler Resort, Hvaler.
2007 - Galleri Soon, Son.
2006 - Galleri Haugene, Kornsjo.
2005 - Rygge Kunstforening
2002 - Mollerbyen, Moss.
2010 - 140 Charachters. Twitter-art-exhibit. Moss bibliotek.
2009 - The Lions Club Exhibit Sarpsborg (gouaches, acrylic, linocut).
2006 - Galleri Varden, Moss (9 oil- paintings).
2005 - Galleri Vera, Drobak (3 oil- paintings).
2003 - Sykehuset Ostfold Moss (DPS) (3 oil paintings).
H. Lundbeck scholarship: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.
PUBLIC DECORATIONS: (Utsmykknings Oppdgrag)
2005: Bratten Strand Retreat, Skagen, Denmark: Two oil paintings.
2007-2008: Hvaler Resort, Norway: Four large oil paintings.
AQUIRED BY: (inkjopt av)
Sykehuset Ostfold Moss (DPS)
Kirkevergen i Rygge Kommune.
Private collectors in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, UK, and various states in the US (UT, VIR, NEV, IL, WASH, OR, CAL, NM, AZ, etc.)
2003: MA studies: Portland State Universtiy: Communication (not compleated)
1995-1999: University of Utah, BA. Orgnizational Communication, History Minor.
1989-1990: Burgardens Gymnasium Göteborg, Sweden.