David Cooley is a self-taught artist based in Southern California. Although well-versed in realistic imagery, he currently creates psychedelic, geometric, abstract paintings using acrylic and resin.

His work is often mistaken as digitally rendered. On closer examination it becomes clear that his art is done entirely by hand. Cooley’s pieces are highly textural, compromised of a myriad of hand-pulled, colorful thorns that form geometric shapes and patterns constructing otherworldly landscapes.

Current and Previous Works by David Cooley

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  • “By You / Bayou”

    (2020)
    $900
    Available
    Resin and pin stripping tape
    12x12 in custom frame
    10" × 10"
    25 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • Mother Earth: We Are All One
  • “Flora”

    (2019)
    $1,500
    Available
    Drafters tape, acrylic and resin on custom wood panel
    16.5" × 16.5"
    42 × 42 cm

    Show:

    • 15 Years of Thinkspace
  • “Untitled”

    (2018)
    $900
    Available
    Acrylic and resin on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • SCOPE MIAMI BEACH 2018
  • “Posies”

    (2020)
    $900
    Available
    Acrylic and resin on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • POW! WOW! Hawaii: The 7th Annual Exploring The New Contemporary Movement exhibition
  • “Obsidian”

    (2019)
    $900
    £775
    Sold
    Acryic and resin on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Moniker 2019 – 12x12s
  • “Kitty Popped His Clogs”

    (2015)
    $1,100
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Scope Miami Beach 2015
  • “What A Dirty Monosyllable”

    (2015)
    $2,600
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin on wood panel
    20" × 24"
    51 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • Scope Miami Beach 2015
  • “Ground Score”

    (2011)
    $450
    Sold
    Acrylic, Spray Paint and Resin on Found Fabric adhered to wood
    8.25" × 8.25"
    21 × 21 cm

    Shows:

    • Affordable Art Fair
    • Synergy
    • Rhythmic Nonsense
  • “Rhythmic Nonsense”

    (2011)
    $1,600
    Sold
    Acrylic, Spray Paint and Resin on Found Fabric adhered to wood
    36" × 30"
    91 × 76 cm

    Show:

    • Rhythmic Nonsense
  • “Chortle”

    (2015)
    $1,100
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • LAX / LHR – co-curated show with Stolen Space in London, England
  • “A Loud Guffaw”

    (2015)
    $4,125
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin on wood panel
    32" × 32"
    81 × 81 cm

    Show:

    • LAX / LHR – co-curated show with Stolen Space in London, England
  • “Be Here Meow”

    (2019)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Shows:

    • LAX / SFO Pt. III
    • Coronavirus Sale

  • “Close To Me You Are, We Are Boiled In Milk”

    (2011)
    $1,400
    Sold
    Acrylic, spray paint and resin on reclaimed fabric adhered to wood
    37" × 30"
    94 × 76 cm

    Show:

    • Impetus
  • “Journey’s End”

    (2015)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin on antique fabric on wood panel
    10" × 10"
    25 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • ‘La Familia’ – Thinkspace 10th Anniversary Show
  • “In The Periphery”

    (2013)
    $1,600
    Sold
    Acrylic, Spray paint, Resin and Fabric on board
    18" × 24"
    46 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • SCOPE NYC / SCOPE Pavilion, New York, NY – Booth H03
  • “Down Pour”

    (2013)
    $1,200
    Sold
    Acrylic, Spray paint, Resin and Fabric on board
    18" × 12"
    46 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • SCOPE NYC / SCOPE Pavilion, New York, NY – Booth H03
  • “Untitled 360”

    (2018)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • ‘LAX / PDX II’ with Antler Gallery (Portland, OR)
  • “A Sabbatical Of Sorts”

    (2014)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Shows:

    • SCOPE MIAMI BEACH 2014
    • LA Art Show 2014 – Littletopia
  • “Festooned”

    (2016)
    $2,400
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin on wood panel
    24" × 18"
    61 × 46 cm

    Show:

    • SCOPE New York 2016(Group Exhibition)
  • “To and Fro”

    (2011)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic, Spray Paint and Resin on Found Fabric adhered to wood
    24" × 20"
    61 × 51 cm

    Shows:

    • Beyond Eden Art Fair 2011
    • Rhythmic Nonsense
  • “Unapologetic”

    (2017)
    $1,200
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin on wood
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • SCOPE Miami Beach 2017
  • “Cognitive”

    (2014)
    $2,800
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin on wood
    24" × 24"
    61 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • SCOPE MIAMI BEACH 2014
  • “Numbers Don’t Lie”

    (2013)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • SCOPE MIAMI BEACH 2013 / BOOTH E15
  • “Optic Wave”

    (2014)
    $1,400
    Sold
    Acrylic on 14 pairs of custom sunglass 'panels' cradled in a wood stash box and held in place with magnets
    14" × 14"
    36 × 36 cm

    Show:

    • LAX/SFO – Curated show at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco, CA
  • “I Danced Myself Into The Tomb”

    (2011)
    $1,800
    Sold
    Acrylic, and spray paint on treated fabric adhered to board
    Framed / archival mounted
    42" × 32"
    107 × 81 cm

    Show:

    • New Works (office)
  • “Theater of the Mind”

    (2017)
    $1,200
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Pow Wow Hawai’I 2017 – (Taking place at Honolulu Museum of Art School)
  • “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”

    (2011)
    $700
    Sold
    Acrylic, and spray paint on treated fabric adhered to board
    Framed / archival mounted
    24" × 20"
    61 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • New Works (office)
  • “Mr. Plaidypus Lets It Go”

    (2012)
    $1,100
    Sold
    Acrylic, Spray Paint, Ink and Resin on Fabric adhered to wood
    24" × 24"
    61 × 61 cm

    Shows:

    • Picks of the Harvest 2012
    • Affordable Art Fair
  • “Kitty Gave Up The Ghost”

    (2015)
    $1,100
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin on antique fabric on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Curated exhibit @ the Honolulu Museum of Art School
  • “Ten Second Rule”

    (2011)
    $500
    Sold
    Acrylic, Spray Paint and Resin on Found Fabric adhered to wood
    8" × 8"
    20 × 20 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden Art Fair 2011
  • “Memories That Glow In The Dark”

    (2016)
    $3,200
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin on wood panel
    24" × 24"
    61 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • Scope Miami 2016
  • “Pathos”

    (2016)
    $1,100
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Scope Miami 2016
  • “Sincerely Yours”

    (2016)
    $800
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin on wood panel

    Show:

    • Scope Miami 2016
  • “Five Second Rule”

    (2011)
    $500
    Sold
    Acrylic, spray paint, and resin on treated fabric adhered to board
    Framed / archival mounted
    10" × 10"
    25 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • New Works (office)
  • “No Moon”

    (2011)
    $700
    Sold
    Acrylic, spray paint, and resin on treated fabric adhered to board
    Archival mounted
    19.5" × 13"
    50 × 33 cm

    Show:

    • New Works (office)
  • “The Deep End”

    (2011)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic, spray paint, and resin on treated fabric adhered to board
    20" × 24"
    51 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • New Works (office)
  • “Encompassed By Gossamer”

    (2015)
    $2,500
    Sold
    Acrylic, Resin and Fabric on wood panel
    24" diameter
    24" × 24"
    61 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • Scope New York 2015
  • “Monatomic”

    (2015)
    $2,000
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin on wood panel
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • LAX / DTW – Curated show at Inner State Gallery (Detroit, MI)
  • “Tendrils”

    (2019)
    $950
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • LAX / MSY
  • “Maelstrom”

    (2013)
    $2,600
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin on panel
    24" × 24"
    61 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • POW! WOW!:Exploring The New Contemporary Art Movement – Curated by Andrew Hosner from Thinkspace Presented by POW! WOW!
  • “Brainstorming”

    (2013)
    $3,800
    Sold
    Acrylic, found fabric, resin and spray paint on panel
    35" × 40"
    89 × 102 cm

    Show:

    • LA Art Show 2014 – Littletopia
  • “Wet Dreams”

    (2013)
    $1,600
    Sold
    Acrylic, spray paint, and red resin on panel
    24" × 20"
    61 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • In Our Wake (Main)
  • “Don’t Hold Your Breath”

    (2013)
    $1,600
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin
    15.5" × 15"
    39 × 38 cm

    Show:

    • LAX / TXL – Curated pop-up show presented by Urban Nation
  • “Untitled 1”

    (2012)
    $550
    Sold
    Acrylic, spray paint, and red resin on board
    10" × 10"
    25 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • In Our Wake (Main)
  • “Untitled 2”

    (2013)
    $550
    Sold
    Acrylic, spray paint, and red resin on board
    10" × 10"
    25 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • In Our Wake (Main)
  • “A Glow We All Know”

    (2013)
    $2,000
    Sold
    Acrylic, spray paint, and red resin on board
    30" × 24"
    76 × 61 cm

    Shows:

    • Ignored Epiphany (Main)
    • In Our Wake (Main)
  • “There’s Something To Be Learned From a Rainstorm”

    (2012)
    $850
    Sold
    Acrylic, Spray Paint, Ink and Resin on Fabric adhered to wood
    12" × 15"
    30 × 38 cm

    Show:

    • Dashing In Headlong (project room)
  • “Tidal Eddies”

    (2013)
    $700
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin
    10" × 10"
    25 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • Ignored Epiphany (Main)
  • “Moskstraumen”

    (2013)
    $2,600
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin on panel
    24" × 24"
    61 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • Ignored Epiphany (Main)
  • “Pandemonium”

    (2013)
    $700
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin
    10" × 10"
    25 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • Ignored Epiphany (Main)
  • “Untitled 1”

    (2013)
    $550
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin
    10" × 10"
    25 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • Ignored Epiphany (Main)
  • “Dashing in Headlong”

    (2012)
    $1,400
    Sold
    Acrylic, Spray Paint and Resin on Fabric adhered to wood
    24" × 24"
    61 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • Dashing In Headlong (project room)
  • “Untitled 2”

    (2013)
    $550
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin
    10" × 10"
    25 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • Ignored Epiphany (Main)
  • “Happy Hour”

    (2012)
    $600
    Sold
    Acrylic, Spray Paint, Ink and Resin on Fabric adhered to wood
    8" × 10"
    20 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • Dashing In Headlong (project room)
  • “Ripple”

    (2012)
    $850
    Sold
    Acrylic, Spray Paint, Ink and Resin on Fabric adhered to wood
    12" × 15"
    30 × 38 cm

    Show:

    • Dashing In Headlong (project room)
  • “Where I’ll be”

    (2013)
    $1,200
    Sold
    Acrylic, spray paint and resin
    20" × 20"
    51 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • Ignored Epiphany (Main)
  • “Out of Kindness I Suppose”

    (2019)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic and resin on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Shows:

    • POW! WOW! Hawaii: The 7th Annual Exploring The New Contemporary Movement exhibition
    • LAX / ORD II – Curated by Thinkspace
  • “A Slippery Slope”

    (2012)
    $1,100
    Sold
    Acrylic and Spray Paint on Fabric adhered to wood
    18" × 24"
    46 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • Dashing In Headlong (project room)
  • “Reading Between The Lines”

    (2014)
    $1,600
    Sold
    Acrylic, found fabric and resin on wood
    16" × 16"
    41 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • LAX / TXL – Curated pop-up show presented by Urban Nation
  • “Ebb & Flow”

    (2011)
    $1,200
    Sold
    Acrylic, Spray Paint and Resin on Found Fabric adhered to wood
    20" × 24"
    51 × 61 cm

    Shows:

    • Beyond Eden Art Fair 2011
    • Rhythmic Nonsense