David Lynch art exhibition in Istanbul
David Lynch is having an art show in Istanbul. Yes, that David Lynch.
It isn’t the first for Lynch whose obsessively weird sensibility has brought us films such as “Eraserhead,” “Blue Velvet” and “Inland Empire” and the TV series “Twin Peaks.” An artist since his high school days, while most commonly associated with his films, David Lynch is also an abstract expressionist painter, whose works will be on display at Artane Gallery through May 29.
Prints and photogravures belonging to Lynch, one of the most outstanding and provocative directors in American cinema, are being exhibited under the title “Prints and Photogravures of David Lynch.”
Lynch, who eschews the “beautiful” things, sees beauty in darker things. At the same time, he is also inspired by the peculiarities unique to humankind. As such, his unique take on the world will provide an opportunity for all appreciators of art in Istanbul, the 2010 European Capital of Culture, to witness his unique artwork.
The images in his paintings are often of a single figure, such as a lone tree, a lost dog, or a shoddy house. The predominant subject of his artwork is “innocence trapped in a corrupt world.”
In 1966, when he was studying art at the “Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts,” he saw a small aspect of the figure moving in one of the “dark” paintings he was working, hearing a blowing wind at the same time. His sudden urge to animate these figures was his first impulse that eventually led him to filmmaking.
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