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David Salle at Lehmann Maupin Seoul 

David Salle /
Alchemy in Real Life / 
Oct 7 –Nov 13, 2021 /
Tuesday – Saturday,  11am – 7pm

Lehmann Maupin Seoul
74-18, Yulgok-ro 3-gil
Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82 2 725 0094

www.lehmannmaupin.com

Lehmann Maupin Seoul presents Alchemy in Real Life, featuring new paintings by artist David Salle from his Tree of Life series. The artist’s fourth exhibition with the gallery and first with Lehmann Maupin in Seoul features seven of Salle’s newest paintings, created during the course of the pandemic. Born in 1952 and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Salle attended California Institute of Arts (CalArts) in Los Angeles, receiving a B.F.A. in 1973 and an M.A. in 1975. A member of the influential Pictures Generation, Salle combines popular, or commercial imagery with images made from direct observation, as well as a range of art historical references to create a personal pictorial language. His work features a sophisticated and highly intuitive approach to composition, one that suggests new associations and relationships between familiar (or un-familiar) subjects. Salle’s multi-layered works do not rely on subject matter alone, however—his paintings pack an immediate formal impact and present multiple points of entry for the viewer. Built to draw the eye through and across the picture plane, they reward close looking and prolonged contemplation.


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