David Eli Tompkins (b. 1992 Durham NC, RISD ‘14) is an artist currently based in New York, NY.

David studies color using painting media, paper, printing, and digital tools as a way to explore abstract forms related to observation and architectural space, frequently excluding or avoiding figuration relating to the body.

David is interested in work that affects a deconstruction of the subtle ideologies and cultural feelings that obscure our cooperative human intellect and falsify meanings that arise from our society’s structure.