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Lynch in Traffic

Lynch in Traffic

CARLA

November 1, 2018

When film grinds to a halt, you have photography—but painting comes just as close to the prosody of all those stalled sports cars, hermetic and inert—the way David Lynch might paint them as black cartoons.

REVIEW: DAVID LYNCH'S PAINTINGS REVEAL INSECURITIES OF ADOLESCENCE AND MALIGNED MISFITS

REVIEW: DAVID LYNCH'S PAINTINGS REVEAL INSECURITIES OF ADOLESCENCE AND MALIGNED MISFITS

Los Angeles Times

October 26, 2018

David Lynch’s 11 works at Kayne Griffin Corcoran give intimate form to the insecurities of adolescence, especially as they echo in the memories of adults who may not have outgrown them.

Critics' Picks: David Lynch

Critics' Picks: David Lynch

Artforum

October 18, 2018

Lynch pares down the outlandish sensationalism of his best-known work in film and television, presenting lone characters and strange creatures in monochromatic landscapes. Still, the scenes are unmistakably Lynchian, tinged with a surrealist, macabre, and often hallucinatory tone.

In Conversation: David Lynch, the director as painter, festival impresario and ant collaborator

In Conversation: David Lynch, the director as painter, festival impresario and ant collaborator

Los Angeles Times

September 28, 2018

On the windowsill of his painting studio in the Hollywood Hills, David Lynch has enlisted a colony of ants to help create some art. He’s molded a tiny human head out of mortician’s wax and filled it with cheese, chicken and sugar. Two nights earlier, Lynch filmed the ants in a feral march of disintegration.

 

David Lynch: I was a Teenage Insect

David Lynch: I was a Teenage Insect

Riot Material

September 28, 2018

Disturbing yet mesmerizing depictions of death, decay, and deformity bestrew beloved neo-noir director David Lynch’s latest collection of multimedia paintings, watercolors, and drawings currently on display at Kayne Griffin Corcoran. This series of dark, violent, and surreal meditations on childhood and adolescence offers a rare and tantalizing peek into the celebrated film legend’s perplexing psyche.

 

David Lynch: Dark Enlightenment

David Lynch: Dark Enlightenment

Border Crossing

September 2018

David Lynch, a painting student in 1967 at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in Philidelphia, was working on an all-black painting of a night garden when he senses that a wind, mysteriously generated from whin the canvas, stirred the leaves he ha just rencered. The direction this apprehension would suggest to him is now history: David Lynch the painter became David Lynch the filmmaker. 

‘I Like Dogs with a Human Head’: David Lynch Shows New Paintings in Los Angeles

‘I Like Dogs with a Human Head’: David Lynch Shows New Paintings in Los Angeles

ArtNews

September 7, 2018

Lynch had been making paintings, many of them depicting his nightmarish version of American suburbia, for two decades, though he was known then entirely for his films, among them the 1977 cult favorite Eraserheadand the 1986 absurdist murder mystery Blue Velvet. When Castelli gave Lynch a solo show at his SoHo gallery in 1989, the rest of the New York art world took its first look at the by-then-notable filmmaker’s paintings—though with reactions that split. One critic writing for Artforum called the show “eye-opening,” while Roberta Smith, in the New York Times, called the paintings “familiar, unoriginal, and slick.”