About David Balluff
I am especially interested in the intersection of new media, art, communication, and the way that we as a society express cultural truths and fictions.
As an artist, my love/hate relationship with mass media has inspired me to graft my own narratives onto familiar plotlines and archetypes as a form of "cultural counter-point" to assumed notions of identity, gender, context and memory. By blurring the lines between certainty and doubt, I create opportunities for the imagination to play.
Currently, I am located in Davenport, IA, where I run a silkscreen t-shirt company, General Assembly, and have my painting studio.
I have also been an educator, curator, designer, writer and a projectionist. From 1995 - 2001, I ran my own graphic and web design company in San Francisco, working for a variety of non-profit, film and arts-related organizations. I started slowburn.com in 1995 as my digital playground.
Please take a look at my new Design Gallery for print and web-based examples of my work. I am available for consulting and interesting design projects.