I think my recent works are a marriage of all of my styles of the past. By definition, less restrained by figurative concerns...the forms are more psychological, they come more from my mood or disposition. I don't have to stick to the literal as much as I did in the past. And, while I've done so-called abstractions before, they were more contrived and deliberate. These, on the other hand, have emerged out of drawing some more literal subjects. They have evolved organically from a style of painting that possesses a 'cartoonistic' look. Then there were landscapes, which merged into what I call Dark Urbania, and those started to employ abstract forms. I believe these works are still rooted in the dark humor, the citiscapes and the sort of circus-like underpinnings. A lot of those images that occur in Dark Urbania have shown up repeatedly, like wheels or faucets spitting matter.
-David Newman, NWMN Artwork, 2011.