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DAVID ALTMEJD AT ANDREA ROSEN GALLERY
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David Altmejd creates highly detailed sculptures that often blur the distinction between interior and exterior, surface and structure, representation and abstraction. For Altmejd, the process of making is paramount – he is interested in how the act of constructing an object generates meaning.

David Altjmed, The Flux and The Puddle, 2014 photo andrearosengallery.com

David Altjmed, The Flux and The Puddle, 2014
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David Altmejd, The Flux and The Puddle Installation View, photo by Lance Brewer whitehotmagazine.com

David Altmejd, The Flux and The Puddle Installation View, photo by Lance Brewer
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Altmejd often defies traditional material conventions. In his recent series of large-scale semi-figurative sculptures he used seemingly random objects (such as hessian, polystyrene, chains, fur, crystals and resin casts of his hands and of exotic fruits) to create resonant connections and juxtapositions between diverse material elements.

David Altmejd, The Eve, 2014 photo andrearosengallery.com

David Altmejd, The Eve, 2014
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David Altmejd, The Eve, photo by Lance Brewer  whitehotmagazine.com

David Altmejd, The Eve, photo by Lance Brewer
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In his complex installations involving Perspex structures and vitrines, Altmejd often pairs symbolic objects, such as crystals and taxidermy birds and animals, with virtuosic applications of materials such as plaster, glitter, minerals and mirrors. Motivated by the invisible worlds that often exist just beneath the surface of things, the artist reveals the hidden structures in his own works through negative spaces: gaps, holes, fissures and crystal filled orifices are a recurring motif. In contrast, the reflective surfaces of his mirrored sculptures are impenetrable and both define and destabilise, as well as multiply, the spaces around them.

David Altmejd, Untitled, 2014 photo whitehotmagazine.com

David Altmejd, Untitled, 2014
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David Altmejd, Untitled, photo by Lance Brewer whitehotmagazine.com

David Altmejd, Untitled, photo by Lance Brewer
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David Altmejd
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February 1 – March 8, 2014

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