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David Robbins Estrada

New York, NY

About David Robbins Estrada

New York, NY

Based in New York, NY, David Robbins Estrada thrives on the cultural and artistic diversity that the city has to offer. David studied at the Stevenson Academy of Traditional Painting and earned a B.F.A. from Cornell University. He also attributes his artistic growth to time spent in Italy, Puerto Rico, and other cities throughout Latin America.

David’s series and subjects have ranged over the years, but his paintings continue to draw from aspects of the human condition. Even his “Fowl Propaganda” series, although perhaps the most non-human in form, is very much inspired by the inherent and projected man-like traits the animals exude. David explains, “Painting gives me the opportunity to create characters, each with their own personality, and set up both real and imagined interactions on and off the canvas.”

His paintings combine his traditional understanding of technique with a more modern sense of expression through juxtaposition of color, varied application methods and shifts in viscosity of paint. His painting style, while representational, often suggests plasticity in both material and ideas.

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Selected Exhibitions

  • Open Studio Juvenal Reis Studios
    L.I.C., NY, 2010
  • Open Studio Juvenal Reis Studios
    L.I.C., NY, 2009
  • Group Exhibition 10 x 10: Decade End Art Sale White Box
    New York, NY, 2009
  • Solo Show: "Fowl Propaganda", Sip
    New York, NY, 2009
  • Solo Show: "Fowl Propaganda", "A" Cafe
    New York, NY, 2009

Press and Accolades

  • "Stretching Panties" New York, NY
  • "Post Cards" Ithaca, NY


  • Cornell University, B.A. in Fine Arts, Painting
    Ithaca, NY,2006 
  • Cornell in Rome, Study Abroad Program
    Rome, Italy,2005 
  • Stevenson Academy of Traditional Painting,
    Sea Cliff, NY,2000 

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