David Altmejd, allegory of the present
Art Market | A look at why the Canadian artist David Altmejd (born 1974) is having extensive international exposure in 2015 with a series of exhibitions programmed around the world : MAM in Paris, MUDAM in Luxembourg, MACM in Montreal...
His symbol-rich work participates in a contemporary esthetic, an allegory of the present time : bodily transfers and internal mutations, passing through different worlds and seeking immortality, evoking transhumanism... With sculpture as his preferred medium, the sculpted human body presents itself at once as a receptacle accumulating details and as an exploded field producing easily relatable mental images.
In the wake of his international debut at the Istanbul Biennale (2003) and the Venice Biennale (2007) where he represented Canada, recognition of his work spread through an active network of reputed collectors : Redscout president Jonah Disend, Peter Briant, Walter Vanhaerents, Alain Servais, Robert Vifian in […]
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