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Dave welcomes all artistic challenges with open arms. He is happy to accept commissioned work for projects that he feels drawn to, such as murals, canvases, digital logo designs or sculptural works.

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Retro Petko Solo Exhibit

Retro Petko Solo Exhibit

December 27, 2023
Starry Nights

Starry Nights

February 4, 2023
Nightmares & Dreamscapes

Nightmares & Dreamscapes

February 3, 2023
Graphic Landscapes

Graphic Landscapes

February 2, 2023
Mural Projects

Mural Projects

February 1, 2023

Dave turned 53 recently and is still very much a kid at heart, making art and finding “play” in everything that he does. His main passion is painting and recently Dave created 13 new paintings for his second solo exhibit of 2022 which took place April, May and June at the B1 Gallery in Vancouver, BC.  

Between 2019 and 2021 he created 31 paintings in preparation for a solo exhibition, which took place January to March, 2022 at The Gallery at the Arts Centre in Whistler, B.C.  

Over the decades Dave’s artistic style has evolved dramatically from abstract expressionism to pop-art inspired bold, bright and playful colour combinations with imaginative caricatures; to dark, edgy and apocalyptic graphic-inspired themes and more caricatures; to colourful graphic landscapes reminiscent of Whistler; to adorable genetically modified land, sea and air critters that splash, dance and float across the page.  

Never the type of artist to take the easy way out and create the same thing repeatedly for years to come, where styles become stagnant and the viewer knows what to expect; Dave has been challenging his mind’s eye and expanding his creative vision with the curiosity and excitement of a kid in a candy store.  

He’s worked with a multitude of different mediums and canvases, from various paints to laser lights, lamp works to wax, human skin to sketching paper, scrap wood to styrofoam, analogue to digital, tiny to gigantic, and 2D to 3D.  

Dave owns and operates Black Ohm Tattoos in Function Junction, Whistler, where he custom designs one-of-a-kind bold and colourful tattoos for Whistler locals and tourists for the past 24 years.  

When Dave is not tattooing, he is often found traveling and making large-scale art installations as a resident artist for the Guild Art Collective, such as for the Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale; Pemberton Music Festival in Pemberton; Lost Lands Music Festival in Ohio; and Bass Coast Music Festival in Merritt, British Columbia.  

Dave welcomes all artistic challenges with open arms. Hence, his love for working with so many different mediums and canvases, often for the first time. He is happy to accept commissioned work for projects that he feels drawn to, such as murals, canvases, digital logo designs or sculptural works.  

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