Remembering the Life of Los Angeles Artist Davyd Whaley

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After the recent passing of the Los Angeles based contemporary artist, a ceremony will be held to remember the life and journey of Davyd Whaley.

Davyd Whaley was a celebrated contemporary artist, based out of Los Angeles, CA.

The service will focus on celebrating the man's life, which was truly dedicated to creating things of beauty with the hope they bring comfort and inspiration to others.

Davyd Whaley was a celebrated and accomplished member of the contemporary art world. Unfortunately, this past week Whaley was found dead in his Los Angeles - West Hollywood residence. The news comes as an abrupt and unsettling shock to all those who knew and worked with this brilliant artist. Davyd Whaley’s life and legacy will be honored this Saturday, October 25th at 11am. The ceremony will be followed by a reception and will be held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. The ceremony will illuminate the deep impression he left on the lives of others, with speeches from loved ones and family members. The service will focus on celebrating the man's life, which was truly dedicated to creating things of beauty with the hope they bring comfort and inspiration to others.

Originally born in Bristol, Tennessee in 1967, Whaley did not begin his career as an abstract painter until the mature years of his life. Whaley was veteran of the United States Navy, and then worked as an electrical engineer for twenty years. Following a serious accident while working in the engineering field, Whaley suffered from an accident. This accident was a pivotal turning point in Whaley’s life, as he completely changed directions and moved towards the path of art and painting. Whaley’s unique artistic expression focused on conveying the consciousness, and he was primarily self-taught. From 2008 to 2011, Whaley studied painting at the Art Students League of New York. There, he developed his own stylist to abstract art, and worked alongside mentors such as Ronnie Landfield and Larry Poons. Whaley has also studied painting and exhibited at UCLA.

Widely renowned and celebrated for his exhilarating use of vivid colors and textures, Whaley was fascinated with Jungian psychology and developing a way to explore and understand his dreams and subconscious. His art reflect his drive to understand the unconscious mind through studying symbols, philosophy, and the elements of art. The power and energy behind his technique stemmed from a skillful application of a 3-dimensional contrast between light, color, and tactile depth. Regarding his approach to art, Davyd once said, “I paint as a way of expressing my feelings. People often say things like: "I see flowers blooming" and I like that because I feel like my life is blooming. My paintings are often about the joy and the passion I feel. I hope that translates into a joyful experience for the viewer. But I also explore my dreams in my paintings, so I hope they evoke a meditative response, too”.

Davyd Whaley
(1967 - 2014) RSVP to Davyd Whaley's Memorial Service, click here.

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 246-3800

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