Tuesday, November 2, 2010

David Altmejd

David Altmejd (1974-) was born in Montreal, Canada where he obtained his bachelor's degree in art. He went on to study at Columbia University in New York where he received his MFA in 2001. He has been of part many prestigious solo and group exhibitions even as a relatively young artist. Most of his work is easily recognizable by the obscure sculptures containing the human form, sometimes in the form of a werewolf. His forms are broken up by mirrors or other random materials but most commonly fractured objects protruding in many directions. The werewolf figure is now associated by some people to be a type of emblem for Altmejd. Although seemingly grotesque, David Altmejd claims that his sculptures are open ended narratives full of symbolic potential.

The Glasswalker, Mirror, epoxy, hair

Sans Titre, plexiglas thread acrylic paint, 2010

The Hunter, wood, epoxy, mirror, paint, horse hair, 2007

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