The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris presents the first retrospective of Canadian artist David Altmejd (*1974).
The exhibition Flux shows a large variety of works from complex architectural installations to sculptures with vegetal and mineral elements. Altmejd is struck by biology and the odd and exceptional worlds created in the movies of David Cronenberg and David Lynch, as well as the works of American artist Matthew Barney. He seems to materialize a dreamer’s world by creating larger-than-life sized sculptural creatures or glass installations full of intersectional three-dimensionality highly rich in delicate details. The works widen up our imagination and seem to want to fascinate and frighten at the same time creating a moment of spectacle.
David Altmejd: Born in Montreal in 1974, David Altmejd lives and works in New York. After studying visual arts at the University of Quebec in Montreal, where he majored in drawing and painting, he graduated as a sculptor in 1998. Fascinated by biology and the cinema of the fantastic, he moved to New York and in 2001 took out a fine arts degree at Columbia University. In 2007 he represented Canada at the 52nd Venice Biennale with his installation The Index and showed at the Istanbul and Whitney Biennials in 2003 and 2004 respectively. (www.mam.paris.fr)
The exhibition runs till 1. february 2015 @ Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 11 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris.