Dave Teer is recognised for both his silver stainless steel works and his painted sculptures. His colourful, painted works are a visual joy. His use of suspension, movement and colour enable great breadth of expression. Dave has developed and mastered a strong sculptural language, which is unmistakably his own, confirming his place amongst a new generation of exceptional and significant sculptors in Australia.
"I am an intuitive maker. Often, the impetus for my work can be found simply in a line drawing, a poem or a piece of music. The catalyst is always something that has struck a chord with me, something that has resonated through both my heart and my head at the same time, for whatever reason. I would like to think that I am a seeker of form; I only need that initial spark to begin". - Dave Teer
Dave Teer studied at West Wollongong TAFE and was taught by Kevin Norton, Ivor Fabok and Elisabeth Cummings. Since 1998 he has been exhibiting in group and solo exhibitions throughout Australia. In 2005 Dave was chosen as the recipient of the Art OMI International Artist Residency in New York, USA. In 2007 he exhibited at the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre and in recent years has received private commissions to create large outdoor sculptures for private collectors. Dave Teer was the first artist to be selected for the Enid Ng Artist Residency in Paris, 2010.