From 13 January to 25 February 2011 – Galerie Nosbaum & Reding – Art Contemporain
David Lynch, born in 1946 in Missoula, Montana (USA), has, along with his filmmaking career, plunged in recent years to another field of expression that he holds dear.
Renowned for its brilliant and remarkable films like Eraserhead (1976), The Elephant Man (1980), Blue Velvet (1986), Wild at Heart (1990) (Palme d’Or at Cannes), and more recently Lost Highway (1996), Mulholland Drive (2001), Inland Empire (2006), or even the magical and legendary series Twin Peaks, Lynch has been nominated many times in prestigious international awards including the Oscars. In 2006 he received the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for his work.
David Lynch is also a painter, sculptor and photographer. He started with painting and studied at the Beaux-Arts academic in Boston and Philadelphia. He never ceased to express himself through drawing, printmaking and painting. In 2007 a major retrospective devoted to his paintings at the Fondation Cartier in Paris. Currently Mönchehaus Museum Goslar, Germany has held an exhibition related to the famous international award Goslar Kaiserring that David Lynch was awarded in 2010 for his entire artistic career (previous winners Others Willem de Kooning, Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Cy Twombly Jenny Holzer, Cindy Sherman, …). Prof. Dr. Werner Spies, art historian and former Director of the National Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou, held the honorific speech at the award ceremony.
At the Gallery Nosbaum Reding, David Lynch presents a series of lithographs and drawings produced between 2007-2010. The themes, obsessions and surreal universe in his plastic works, reflect the ambiances of his films. Like these, the viewer is drawn into a world of mystery, fantasy, perversion, nightmares, not devoid of humanity, tenderness, humor, comedy … a parallel world, he is at the border of the real space and dreams and confronted to his own self.