David Sandum (Artist)
Expressionist Paintings

About the Artist
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 Gauguin, 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.

One Man Shows
2010 Upcoming: September (11-26) – Galleri Varden, Moss.
2009 – Rygge Kunstforening
2009 – Petit Paris, Moss.
2008 – Hvaler Resort, Hvaler.
2007 – Galleri Soon, Son.
2006 – Galleri Haugene, Kornsjø.
2005 – Rygge Kunstforening
2002 – Møllerbyen, Moss.

Group Exhibits
2009 – The Lions Club Exhibit Sarpsborg (gouaches, acrylic, linocut).
2006 – Galleri Varden, Moss (9 oil- paintings).
2005 – Galleri Vera, Drøbak (3 oil- paintings).
2003 – Sykehuset Østfold 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 (inkjøpt av)
Sykehuset Østfold 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.)

Painting: Autodidakt
2003: MA studies: Portland State University: Communication (not completed)
1995-1999: University of Utah, BA. Organizational Communication, History Minor.
1989-1990: Burgårdens Gymnasium Göteborg, Sweden.

Artist David Sandum’s Website & Social Media

Article by James Day

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  1. I feel really priveliged to have been introduced to David Sandum–thank you! It’s fascinating how a movement can be better suited to certain mediums. Expressionist paintings still work today (if a little differently), but Expressionism in literature exhausted itself rather quickly.

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