David Datuna is a Georgian-born American artist (b. 1974, Tbilisi) now living in New York. Datuna’s mixed media sculptures have received critical acclaim on three continents for over a decade, merging elements of conceptual and pop art, creating a thoughtful and visionary body of work celebrating cultural identity and freedom.
Over the past several years Datuna’s noted series, Viewpoint of Millions, established his signature technique of laying a cascading veil of varying optical lenses over an intricate, multi-dimensional narrative. In December 2013 Datuna became the first artist in the world to utilise wearable technology in a contemporary work of art on a monumental scale with Portrait of America from the first installation in his Viewpoint of Billions series. Portrait of America debuted during Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 at The New World Symphony, then headed to Lincoln Center in New York City. In February 2014 the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery featured Portrait of America, with a record breaking 27,000 visitors waiting for over 2 hours to see Datuna's work, expanding the definition of a 21st Century portrait.
The documentary detailing Datuna’s journey Datuna: Portrait of America was named Best Feature Film at Raindance 2015.
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