Solo show | David Weishaar
08.02.2024 — 11.02.2024
For its first participation at Material Art Fair in Mexico, DS Galerie is delighted to present a new project by David Weishaar (1987), a French painter based in Switzerland, specially conceived for the fair. The artist will present a series of previously unseen paintings, “For The Nameless Flowers That Bloom Amidst Concrete”.
David Weishaar is a queer artist, and his painting favours the portrait genre to honour people with whom he has a friendship or a militant interest. The gallery was delighted to present his latest solo exhibition, “La griffe leur apporta une fleur”, in Paris from March to May 2023.
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