David Graeve is a graduated from the university of Minnesota with a BFA and a MFA from the University of Houston. He has explored many creative avenues ranging from sculpture, installations, developing nonprofit arts organization (no name exhibitions the soap factory), visual curator, performance curator, lighting design, stage design, commercial music videos, direct action and many forms of social intervention. What is most interesting and relevant to me as an artist is the idea and intention behind the work? I try to comprehend the ideological reasons for the work, what lies behind it, what constitutes its social and formal innovation, its functional requirements and conceptual outcomes. I start at this level, where I have the excuse of artisan experimentation, and end when idea, concept and intention are brought into visual conversation. My approach is often looking for avenues of the unexpected engagement with the viewer and community. I do this through setting up visual and conceptual architecture that allows for unknown outcomes to inform possible interpretations of the piece. Constantly grabbing and recycling images material and ideas from every possible direction, mediating content through a variety of mediums for the tranquility, intoxication and pleasure of creative action with the residue of poetic function. Basically, I am a pirate of all signs metaphoric mirrors, nostalgia and meaning.