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David Altmejd in "Boundaries"Preview
In this preview from the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 6 episode, Boundaries, artist David Altmejd describes the importance of color choices in his sculpture-making process.More information
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With an almost childlike fascination for objects that grow, transform, and reshape themselves, David Altmejd creates sculptures, suffused with ornament, that blur distinctions between interior and exterior, surface and structure, representation and abstraction. Meaning, for Altmejd, does not exist in advance of the work in process. His interest lies in the making—the building of an object that will generate meaning. Using armatures in the forms of giants and angels that convey both human and supernatural energies, he abandons standard narrative conventions in favor of an exploration of materials, processes, and structures.