°1982, Los Angeles (US) – lives and works in Los Angeles (US)
David Horvitz works in the realm between the virtual and the physical, being able to translate the functioning of one sphere to the other. It is very difficult to explain what Horvitz does exactly, and what makes him such an interesting artist. He often jokes how his wife and friends think he is lazy, while actually he is constantly working. You could say that through his work, Horvitz creates a caption for the world rather than a new image for it. Through various conceptual strategies he reflects in a poetic, visual way of how we occupy a place in the world – be it digitally or ‘in real life’.
David Horvitz uses different media and distribution methods to spread his ideas: from photography and performance, to books, conceptual websites, online interventions and ‘mail art’. In many of his work, the artist plays with the boundaries of the artwork, with how we receive and read it, and how we ultimately understand it.
David Horvitz - Imagined Clouds (Avignon), 2019, Water bottles from different supermarkets and shops in Avignon, France, 2019
David Horvitz - A portrait (of Yvon Lambert), 2019, 59 planter pots filled with an amount of dirt equivalent in weight to the weight of Yvon’s body, and seeded with California Poppy seeds, 2020
David Horvitz - Let us keep our own noon´, 2013. Installation of 47 bronze bells made from the metal of a melted French bell dated from 1742, at Peter Amby Gallery, Copenhagen in 2013
David Horvitz - David Horvitz, When the Ocean Sounds (Waves), 2018
David Horvitz - somewhere in between the jurisdiction of time, 2014, installation view at Bum & Poe, Los Angeles
The work of David Horvitz is shown internationally. Solo exhibitions include New Museum, New York; Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; Kunsthal Charlottenburg, Copenhagen; and Jan Mot, Brussels. His work was also part of various group exhibitions, including in HangarBicocca, Milan; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow; Modulor, Marseille; and MoMA, New York.
David Horvitz is represented by the following gallery;
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You can also discover plenty more of David Horvitz’ work on his own website, where you can listen to audio descriptions of his works.
David Horvitz - Proposals for clocks, 2016 and Untitled (Dead Horse Bay), 2015 at Librairie Yvon Lambert, Paris
David Horvitz - OCEAN RISE NIGHT FALL, 2018, installation view at Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles
David Horvitz - The Distance of a Day, 2013
David Horvitz - The Day of a Thousand Hours, Installation View, part of The Musical Brain, High Line Art Projects in 2021