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David De Lara

Austin, TX

About David De Lara

Austin, TX

David de Lara is an Austin, Texas-based artist and photographer. For more than a decade, he has created original artwork from women that has been described as sensual, edgy, and provocative with an air of mystery.

The women in David’s paintings and drawings are usually not based on anyone in particular. They’re like dolls used to represent the human condition. They often portray his thoughts, experiences, and philosophies. Although what he creates is presented from his point of view, what people interpret and connect with from his work is very telling about the common ground everyone experiences.

David’s artistic glamour photography is a natural extension of his art, since women are the subject matter of both varieties. Sometimes the images of the models he photographs are manipulated to blur the line between the reality and surrealism of life. There is an interaction of what is real and what isn’t that goes beyond the captured image to create something with a new meaning.

His work has been exhibited throughout Texas and in cities across the country, including Seattle, Albuquerque, Los Angeles and New York. He has been featured in magazines and websites, received several art grants, a fashion award, and his work has been selected for many juried exhibitions and festivals.

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Other works by David De Lara

Selected Exhibitions

  • "Nude Nite"
    Tampa, FL; Orlando, FL, 2012
  • "Dirty Show"
    Detroit, MI, 2012
  • Seattle Erotic Art Festival
    Seattle, WA, 2010
  • "Tender Dissonance" at La Peña
    Austin, TX, 2010
  • "Momento Mori" at Pump Project Art Complex
    Austin, TX, 2008

Press and Accolades

  • "The Sensual, Dark Art of David de Lara” AustinPost.org
    May 11, 2011
  • “An Exhibit in the Form of Art Crticism” Austin American Statesman
    July 16, 2009
  • Artist Interview at Examiner.com
    February 18, 2009


  • Texas A & M Univertisity, B.F.A.
    Kingsville, TX,2003 

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