Born in 1971 in Okinawa japan, David currently lives and works in downtown Manhattan . His paintings are inspired by found photographs. He feels that to find a lost photo, and paint it allows the photo or "memory" to have a second life. He makes a collages from found photos and then I use the collages as a reference to paint from and I use only black paint on a white gessoed panel. Most of the subject matter in the paintings are satirical commentaries of things going on in or around his life.