Artist to Watch: David Lynch

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[Photo: Steve Appleford]

David Lynch does it all. Best known as the director of quietly disturbing, pseudo-noir thrillers like Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive, it comes as no surprise that the filmmaker’s side projects are equally provocative and chilling (minus his coffee line, maybe). The latest comes in the form of a new solo exhibition at Kayne Griffin Corcoran in Los Angeles featuring a host of surrealist portraits, paintings and photos. Titled David Lynch Naming, the exhibit explores “the tenuous relationship between text and image,” and we have to admit, it’s downright interesting. Shaky lettering, crossed out words and anxious language (masking hysteria? longing?) are sprawled across a variety of mixed-medium paintings and posters, leaving viewers to wonder at what nightmares and visions were their inspiration.  If you find yourself in L.A. in the next month, this is definitely worth checking out - the exhibit runs from November 23 until January 4. 

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Lately, the filmmaker has refocused on music as well. His sophomore album, The Big Dream, features warped, straight up creepy tracks and sheds further light on the artist’s erratic creative impulses. Take a listen below. 

[Exhibit photos: Huffington Post]

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