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Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide Ocula Conversation Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide

Ongoing since 2012, the Real DMZ Project interrogates the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea through annual, research-based exhibitions that bring together the works of Korean and international artists. Sunjung Kim, the independent curator behind the project, conceived the idea of exploring the DMZ while curating Japanese artist...

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Sydney Lowdown: Exhibitions to See Ocula Report Sydney Lowdown: Exhibitions to See 6 Sep 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The fifth edition of Sydney Contemporary will take place once again at Carriageworks between 12 and 15 September 2019, with Spring 1883 bringing together a cohort of 27 galleries from across Australia and the region to inhabit rooms at the Establishment Hotel from 11 to 14 September 2019, uniquely presenting contemporary works propped up on...

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Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum Ocula Insight | Video Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum 16 August 2019

Mark Bradford walks through Mark Bradford: Los Angeles Mark Bradford: Los Angeles at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai (27 July–13 October 2019) is the artist's largest solo exhibition to date in China. In this video for Ocula, Bradford and Diana Nawi, curator of the show, walk through selected works that convey the artist's concerns with...

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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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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
Billy (and His Friends) Did Find Sally in the Tree by David Lynch contemporary artwork
David LynchBilly (and His Friends) Did Find Sally in the Tree, 2018 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
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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
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8 September–3 November 2018 David Lynch I was a Teenage Insect Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles

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Manchester International Festival welcomes David Lynch, Yoko Ono and more Related Press Manchester International Festival welcomes David Lynch, Yoko Ono and more Wallpaper* : 15 July 2019

The Manchester International Festival – a biennial incubator of international art and cultural projects – is in full swing, offering a diverse spread of exhibitions and events across the city. The festivities kicked off earlier in July with Yoko Ono's mass ring-a-thon, Bells for Peace. The artist's message was clear as, via video link, she...

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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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In Video & Audio

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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