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Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia Ocula Report Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia 18 May 2019 : Fawz Kabra for Ocula

Bridging almost a century of Brazilian art, Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia at Blum & Poe in New York (30 April–22 June 2019), hosted in collaboration with Mendes Wood DM, offers a rereading of Brazilian Modernism through the works of artists practising at different times, from the 20th century through to the...

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Reiko Tomii Ocula Conversation Reiko Tomii

In 1969, Horikawa Michio, schoolteacher and member of the artist collective GUN (Group Ultra Niigata), filled out the customs paperwork to mail a one-kilogram river stone from Niigata, the proverbial 'backside of Japan', to President Nixon. In return, Horikawa received a thank you note for this 'most unusual Christmas gift'—a muted anti-war...

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Yun Hyong-keun in Venice: The Artist Behind the Paintings Ocula Report Yun Hyong-keun in Venice: The Artist Behind the Paintings 4 May 2019 : Sherry Paik for Ocula

'He was not a "political" kind of person. He just wanted to be honest and straight. But it was not easy in Korea to live like that,' writes curator Kim Inhye on artist Yun Hyong-keun. For much of his life, Yun lived in proximity to some of the most tumultuous moments in modern Korean history, from which he emerged as a pioneer of abstract...

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David Lynch

b. 1946, USA

David Lynch studied painting at the Boston Museum School and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA).

Lynch’s five-decade career includes an extensive body of painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, installation, music, and film. While studying at PAFA in the late ‘60s, Lynch had a vision to make his first ‘moving painting’; a sculptural painting beneath a moving projection titled Six Men Getting Sick . This multimedia work marked Lynch’s first foray into video and filmmaking. Since this time his prolific body of work has touched on subjects of the organic body and industrial sites in various states of decay; describing a deeper human experience both beyond and within the everyday. Often depicting these scenes with a language of surrealism and mystery, Lynch’s work balances at the porous divide between the body and the world it inhabits.

In 2015 Lynch was the subject of a 50-year retrospective at the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane, Australia. Previously, Brett Littman (Director of The Drawing Center in New York) curated a thematic selection of works addressing Lynch’s use of naming through narrative text. This exhibition toured to the United Kingdom, where it is currently on view at the Middlebrough Institute of Modern Art. Also in the United Kingdom, his photographs of industrial scenes were surveyed in David Lynch: The Factory Photographs at the Photographers’ Gallery. Lynch was also the subject of a major survey exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy where he studied as an artist. Earlier important solo exhibitions include the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris, the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the GL Strand in Copenhagen, and the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow among other international institutions.

Born in Missoula, Montana David Lynch now lives and works in Los Angeles. He has been the subject of exhibitions at Leo Castelli Gallery, James Corcoran Gallery, Jack Tilton Gallery, and Kayne Griffin Corcoran. Lynch is also known as a filmmaker and recording artist who over the past three decades has written and directed critically acclaimed films such as Eraserhead , Elephant Man , Blue Velvet , Lost Highway , Mulholland Drive , Inland Empire and the television series Twin Peaks.

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Featured Artworks

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He didn't know if she was there or not - she said she lost her slipper by David Lynch contemporary artwork David LynchHe didn't know if she was there or not - she said she lost her slipper, 2018 Ink and watercolour on paper
42.2 x 42.2 x 3.8 cm
Kayne Griffin Corcoran
Numbers by David Lynch contemporary artwork David LynchNumbers, 2008–2009 Watercolour
17.8 x 26 cm
Kayne Griffin Corcoran
Man Thinking In House by David Lynch contemporary artwork David LynchMan Thinking In House, 2009–2010 Watercolour
36.8 x 44.8 cm
Kayne Griffin Corcoran
Black Bug Over the House by David Lynch contemporary artwork David LynchBlack Bug Over the House Watercolour
10.2 x 15.2 cm
Kayne Griffin Corcoran
Divided by David Lynch contemporary artwork David LynchDivided Watercolour on paper
27.9 x 36.2 cm
Kayne Griffin Corcoran
Thinking of Things by David Lynch contemporary artwork David LynchThinking of Things Watercolour on paper
24.1 x 31.8 cm
Kayne Griffin Corcoran
Good Bye World by David Lynch contemporary artwork David LynchGood Bye World, 2003–2004 Watercolour
22.9 x 30.5 cm
Kayne Griffin Corcoran
Billy Sings the Tune for the Death Row Shuffle by David Lynch contemporary artwork David LynchBilly Sings the Tune for the Death Row Shuffle, 2019 Mixed media painting
66 x 66 inches
Kayne Griffin Corcoran

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Life to come at Metro Pictures, New York
Closed
17 January–16 February 2019 Group Exhibition Life to come Metro Pictures, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, David Lynch, I was a Teenage Insect at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles
Closed
8 September–3 November 2018 David Lynch I was a Teenage Insect Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles

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‘I Like Dogs with a Human Head’: David Lynch Shows New Paintings in Los Angeles Related Press ‘I Like Dogs with a Human Head’: David Lynch Shows New Paintings in Los Angeles ARTnews : 7 September 2018

In the late 1980s, actress Isabella Rossellini brought the New York gallerist Leo Castelli to David Lynch's painting studio in Los Angeles. About their first encounter, Castelli, a shrewd dealer known for his discerning eye, said at the time, "This man knows what he's doing."Lynch had been making paintings, many of them depicting his...

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David Lynch’s Dark Days Related Press David Lynch’s Dark Days ARTnews : 10 September 2014

David Lynch, whose first feature-length film, Eraserhead (1977), was inspired by his experiences as an art student in Philadelphia in the late 1960s, has always had a love/hate relationship with the City of Brotherly Love.But he has no conflicted feelings about his alma mater, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), which opens a survey...

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David Lynch: ‘As A Painter, You Do Everything Yourself’ Related Press David Lynch: ‘As A Painter, You Do Everything Yourself’ The New York Times : 28 August 2014

Mr. Lynch's own visual art is almost unknown. Yet painting is where he started, enrolled as an advanced student at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia in 1966 and 1967, and it is the medium he continues to work in most actively. His first United States museum retrospective, David Lynch: The Unified Field, opens at the...

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David Lynch explores decaying factories in a new photography exhibition in London Related Press David Lynch explores decaying factories in a new photography exhibition in London Wallpaper* : 17 January 2014

Given a choice between visiting Disneyland and an abandoned factory, film director and former Wallpaper* guest editor David Lynch picks the latter. Take one look at his series The Factory Photographs, and it’s not hard to grasp why. Be they sites of dereliction or hothouses of industry, the various buildings captured make perfect movie material.

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In Related Video

A CONVERSATION WITH DAVID LYNCH Related Video & Audio A CONVERSATION WITH DAVID LYNCH Kayne Griffin Corcoran : 21 July 2018

Frieze magazine and Marciano Art Foundation, in collaboration with Kayne Griffin Corcoran, present a conversation with filmmaker and artist David Lynch and frieze senior editor and novelist Andrew Durbin about Lynch's practice as a fine artist, focusing specifically on his sculpture and painting. Drawing on his new memoir Room to Dream, as well as...

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