David Syre (1940 ~) is the creator of artworks that have been exhibited in Santa Fe, Buenos Aires, New York, Nice and Hamburg.
In addition to being a prolific artist, who has created a large body of work in the last decade working from his 100 year old farm, David Syre also finds a connection with music. In 2018 David visited the PH Pianos flagship showroom on Bredgade in Copenhagen, where he discovered the Poul Henningsen designed PH Grand Piano. Immediately smitten, David became the owner of a custom built PH Grand Piano which has since been placed in his Washington studio. David has described how his PH Grand Piano has added to the “Personality” of his farm and considers it simply to be “Piano Heaven.”
The PH Grand Piano perfectly complements the philosophy within the artist’s studio – for it is a musical instrument that is also a sculptural work of art and a design piece. A piano that is of such non-conformist, unconventional design and can be presented in bright colours fits perfectly in a working environment that seeks to create progressive art.
David Syre’s art encompasses a variety of media; sculpture, acrylic paintings, drawings, and installations, much of which is large-scale. Hallmarks of Syre’s work are bright, vivid colours and an abstract impressionism that includes bold lines, fluid forms, symbols and numbers; Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Henry Matisse and Salvador Dali are cited as his influences. Key emotions behind Syre’s art include peace, hope, love, and compassion.
In 2019 David Syre’s art was exhibited at the Copenhagen Design House and placed together with Poul Henningsen designed pianos in Denmark. Syre’s other projects include his “Peace Trail” project, a 150 mile land art trail with stopping points every few miles, enabling travelers to cross the island of Tierra del Fuego at the southern end of South America linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across Argentina and Chile. This pioneering trail – as well has his heartwarming art that connects with the very human soul itself – is David Syre’s legacy to the world.