David Beck about his art:
I make funny animals that move. I can describe a piece to you and I sound like an idiot.
Some of the pieces are dioramas or box constructions. However I started thinking about the outside of the box. The outside became either a little building (like the Museum), or animals, like the Rhinoceros and the Pig. Am I a sculptor? Sometimes I say I make objects. It opens up a dialogue, you have to keep to paring it down (is it realistic, is it representational, abstract?). I don’t think of myself as an architect. I use architectural motifs and inspiration, but am always referencing something, I am not reproducing a building.
Jon Eks about David Beck:
When you see this film, when you see the Art he creates, you go: Wow! This is otherworldly, this is so cool and so creative and so much fun to look at. How have I not heard about this guy?
David Beck "reluctant star" of Curious Worlds:
When you see your big head on the screen it’s unnerving. You see somebody walking around in your clothes, talking with your voice and you go: who is this guy, how would he know that?
Olympia Stone about discovering David's art as a kid:
Of all the great stuff my father (NY Art Dealer Allan Stone, editor's note) had, David’s work was one of the few, maybe the only artist that I remember just jumping out at me and grabbing me, and holding my fascination from that age on