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Bani Abidi: ‘What you see in my films is what I know’ Ocula Conversation Bani Abidi: ‘What you see in my films is what I know’

A group of voices accompanies me in the exhibition. They are singing words I cannot comprehend, yet the warm tunes are familiar: folk songs, love songs, songs of longing. There are letters, too. They speak of the quotidian details of a soldier's life: the hardness of the war, sending money to the family, and longing for familiar landscapes, food,...

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Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future Ocula Report Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future 11 Oct 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

There has been a flurry of triennial and biennial art activity in Japan this year. The Aichi Triennale opened in Nagoya this August, sparking a national debate about the shutting down of a display of formerly censored works—the result of public backlash against a burnt image of Emperor Hirohito and a statue commemorating the women forced into...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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David LaChapelle

b. 1963, USA

Like no other artists, American photographer David LaChapelle is recognised for his artistic talent in photography by both the Fashion and Art worlds. Simultaneously exhibited in galleries and involved in the Fashion industry since the 1980’s, he created his very personal aesthetic that is instantly distinctive and inspired by street culture and Pop-Art. It showcases themes of transgender, S&M, Hollywood celebrities - all in bright and colourful fantasy worlds. Each photograph is a thorough concept: from setting to wardrobe, lighting, composition, colours, theme, mood; every detail counts and is under careful control of the artist. Over the years, David LaChapelle created iconic surrealistic images of his friends and idols involved in erotic and luxurious scenarios. Lately, he has manipulated with his photographs by deconstructing their elements and putting them together into a collage.

Featured Artworks

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Passion de Fleur by David LaChapelle contemporary artwork
David LaChapellePassion de Fleur Pigment print
24 x 18.8 inches
Reflex Amsterdam
Mary Magdalene Abiding Lamentation by David LaChapelle contemporary artwork
David LaChapelleMary Magdalene Abiding Lamentation, 2019 Pigment print
24 x 18 inches
Reflex Amsterdam
Songs in My Head by David LaChapelle contemporary artwork
David LaChapelleSongs in My Head, 2015 Pigment print
24 x 18.8 inches
Reflex Amsterdam
The First Supper by David LaChapelle contemporary artwork
David LaChapelleThe First Supper, 2017 Hand painted negative-pigment print
15.58 x 24 inches
Reflex Amsterdam
A New World by David LaChapelle contemporary artwork
David LaChapelleA New World, 2017 Hand painted negative-pigment print
15.6 x 24 inches
Reflex Amsterdam
Jesus and Buddha Under a Tree by David LaChapelle contemporary artwork
David LaChapelleJesus and Buddha Under a Tree, 2017 Hand painted negative-pigment print
24 x 18.44 inches
Reflex Amsterdam
Secret Passage by David LaChapelle contemporary artwork
David LaChapelleSecret Passage, 2015 Chromogenic print
24 x 33.27 inches
Reflex Amsterdam
Reborn! Nature's Transfusion by David LaChapelle contemporary artwork
David LaChapelleReborn! Nature's Transfusion, 2014 Chromogenic print
30 x 43.81 inches
Reflex Amsterdam

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, David LaChapelle, Act of Nature at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
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1 June–28 September 2019 David LaChapelle Act of Nature Reflex Amsterdam
Contemporary art exhibition, David LaChapelle, Letter to the World at Templon, Paris
Closed
3 November–29 December 2018 David LaChapelle Letter to the World Templon, 28 Grenier Saint-Lazare, Paris

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IN CONVERSATION WITH... DAVID LACHAPELLE Related Video & Audio IN CONVERSATION WITH... DAVID LACHAPELLE Reflex Amsterdam : 19 June 2019

In Conversation with... David LaChapelle is the fourth installment of our ongoing series of artist interviews. In this episode, LaChapelle tells us about his new exhibition Act of Nature and his thought process behind his beautiful works. Drawing from his immediate surroundings and his previous experience as a photographer to the stars, from...

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David LaChapelle's 'Seismic Shift' - Reflex Amsterdam Related Video & Audio David LaChapelle's 'Seismic Shift' - Reflex Amsterdam Reflex Amsterdam : 18 April 2019

This video takes a closer look at the different facets of David LaChapelle's most intricate photographs, Seismic Shift. Both the social critique and art historical references inherent in the work are dissected and explained.Reflex Amsterdam is delighted to announce their latest solo exhibition of the celebrated and accomplished photographer David...

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