livingplush (livingplush) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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David Lynch. More than a film maker.

david lynch


On the evening of December 23rd in Milano, Italy I treated my day as I would any other. I was glad to be on vacation, excited for the holidays, and had a an itch to go to a museum.

This day in particular, I wanted to see the works of David Lynch. The exhibit "The Air is on Fire" was at Trienale Design Museum and had been calling me for quite sometime. A man that is known mainly for his films. More specifically, Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet, The Elephant Man, and maybe even more for his work on the series Twin Peaks.

Most people do not know that he is also, a painter, photographer, sculptor, designer, but above all, a master of multimedia. I had no idea how much I would gain from this experience.

david lynch


Let me begin by saying, that the exhibit may be dark, sadistic, mentally unstable, I don't know, but what I can say for sure is that he is a man of immeasurable talents.

His work, starting with the paintings, invoked many emotions in myself and my company. The certain elements he used to bring forth feeling...... shadows, use of minimal or muted colors, dolls heads and arms, deformities, smoke, feces, blood, nudes, insects, word play. All coming together to not only make you feel uncomfortable but at times, question why exactly you do.

This is his way, surrealism, bringing your dreams or more so, your worst nightmares to life. He is known for exploring the underside of America or the dark side of Hollywood in his films and in all of his other art. The bringing life to the subconscious is something I believe to be true for his work.

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