David Chang is New York City-based artist exploring the art of Western calligraphy within a contemporary context. Using hermeneutics, a study of the theory of interpretation, as his tool for investigation and drawing on the principles of eastern and western calligraphy, he creates a paradigm based on the transformative process of sacred text, space and ritual.


David Chang's art merges a tradition of Western calligraphy and Eastern philosophy with a methodology that is shaped by immediacy of his urban environment. Using tools and techniques from Western calligraphy (the Italian humanist documents, the German expressionist stroke and the English roundhand), he has spent the last ten years developing his unique style and stroke. He has pursued his art education by seeking out and studying with both Western and Eastern calligraphy masters over the years. Most notably, John Stevens, Brody Neuenschwander, Denis Brown and Lo Ch'ing Che.