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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...

Détail David Altmejd, Untitled 2011 © Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
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Détail David Altmejd, Untitled 2011
© Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

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 France...

Carlotta Montaldo / Vincent Kozsilovics
Publié le 21/09/2015
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Détail David Altmejd, Untitled 2011 © Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York David Altmejd, Untitled8 (Bodybuilders), 2013 David (détail) © Andrea Rosen Gallery David Altmejd, abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz, 2013 (detail) © Andrea Rosen Gallery David Altmejd, The Flux and The Puddle, 2014 © Andrea Rosen Gallery

Détail David Altmejd, Untitled 2011
© Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

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