Solo show | David Weishaar
23.03.2023 — 06.05.2023
La griffe leur apporta une fleur
23.03.2023 — 17h
To inaugurate its new space, the gallery is pleased to invite you to the first solo show in France of the painter David Weishaar. For this exhibition, the artist proposes a series of new paintings around the figure of the fallen angel. Favouring the genre of the portrait as his main means of expression, David Weishaar takes his characters into a nocturnal, dreamlike and symbolic world, favourable to the plurality of bodies, identities and desires.
David Weishaar is a painter born in 1987 in Hagueneau (fr) who lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland. He graduated from the University of Strasbourg (2009) and the ECAL–Ecole Cantonale d’Arts et de Design de Lausanne (2013). Favouring the portrait genre as his main means of expression, David Weishaar chooses his models from among people with whom he has a strong relationship, either of friendship or of admiration for their activism or commitment. In short, it is a matter of group, of entourage, of chosen family. So he takes his characters into nocturnal worlds referenced from fantasy, mainstream, vampire or witch stories. These dreamlike and symbolic environments are conducive to the exploration of bodies, genders and desires. Through his pictorial work, David Weishaar attempts to deconstruct and make visible the relationship to plural identities. More info