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, Bleken, Heramb, 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.
2014 Café Magenta, Gamlebyen i Fredrikstad
2014 Galleri Varden, Moss
2013 Skarmyra Kulturkafé (Moss kommune)
2010 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.
2015 TAE Moss Noway (Curator)
2013 TAE (#Twitterartexhibit) Orlando: Orlando Magic Gallery (space sponsored by Orlando Magic).
2012 TAE Los Angeles: Exhale Unlimited (E.U.) Gallery. Board member/organizer.
2012 Pikeskolens Høstutstilling, Moss.
2012 2nd #Twitterartexhibit for Moss Krisesenter. Moss Bibliotek. (Curator)
2010 140 Charachters. Twitter-art-exhibit. Moss bibliotek. (Curator)
2009 The Lions Club Exhibit Sarpsborg (gouaches, acrylic, linocut).
2006 Galleri Varden, Moss
2005 Galleri Vera, Drobak
2003 Sykehuset Ostfold, Moss (DPS)
H. Lundbeck scholarship: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
2005: Bratten Strand Retreat, Skagen, Denmark: Two oil paintings.
2007-2008: Hvaler Resort, Norway: Four large oil paintings.
Sykehuset Ostfold Moss (DPS)
Kirkevergen i Rygge Kommune.
Private collectors in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, UK, and over twenty states in the US.
2003: MA studies: Portland State Universtiy: Communication (not compleated)
1995-1999: University of Utah, BA. Orgnizational Communication, History Minor.
1989-1990: Burgardens Gymnasium Göteborg, Sweden.