David Korty (b. 1971, California) studied an MFA at the University of California, Los Angeles (CA)(1998) following a BFA at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence (RI)(1992). Korty is a painter whose works distil the human figure, urban landscape and still life subjects into subtle arrangements of pattern, colour and shape. Employing collage, ink and pencil, Korty’s sensitivity to colour and contour combine with his formalist interest in surface, outline and the interplay of two-dimensional and three-dimensional space to create works that variously echo the angular configurations of origami, the simplified linearity of architectural plans, and the encoded appearance of arrayed symbols or hieroglyphs.