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David LaChapelle

Art | April 14, 2019 |

David LaChapelle - Act of Nature© David LaChapelle, Mary Magdalene Receives The Holy Spirit, 2019, Pigment print | Courtesy of Reflex Amsterdam

David LaChapelle – Act of Nature
Reflex Amsterdam
June 01 – July 20, 2019

Reflex Amsterdam is delighted to announce the latest solo exhibition of the celebrated and accomplished photographer David LaChapelle. Almost ten years since his last show with us, LaChapelle is back to present his most recent work. The exhibition includes highlights from the past decade, as well as a selection of previously unseen work which will debut in Amsterdam.

David LaChapelle - Act of Nature© David LaChapelle, Behold, 2017, C-print | Courtesy of Reflex Amsterdam

Act of Nature sits at the intersection of the earthly and the transcendental, of a utopian fantasy and a dystopian reality, with humanity and nature living both in harmony and in conflict with one another. Drawing from his immediate surroundings and his previous experience as a photographer to the stars, from religion and spirituality, and from the art historical canon, LaChapelle crafts images that not only capture the visual senses, but also the mind and the heart.

David LaChapelle - Act of Nature© David LaChapelle, Gas AM PM, 2012, C-print | Courtesy of Reflex Amsterdam

A gas station depicted in the middle of the jungle shines brightly as an illuminated beacon of consumerism, radiating otherworldliness in the midst of abundant vegetation. The narrative laden image suggests a struggle between wilderness and domestic. Is this an act of human interference? Or is nature fighting back?

David LaChapelle - Act of Nature© David LaChapelle, Paradise Transfusion, 2014, C-print | Courtesy of Reflex Amsterdam

Paradise, one of LaChapelle‘s more recent series, imagines the utopian interaction between nature and humans. Shot in his native Hawaii and filled with mystical symbolism hand-picked from different religions, the series emanates magic and bursts with colour. Works such as Praise Dance, from an earlier series, and the new work Songs in My Head illustrate LaChapelle’s intriguing collage technique of assembled and hand-painted negatives. Jesus and Buddha under a Tree, another work premiering at Reflex, shows the traces of the artist’s fingerprints left behind in this process.

David LaChapelle - Act of Nature© David LaChapelle, Praise Dance, 2017, Pigment print | Courtesy of Reflex Amsterdam

Famed for his one-of-a-kind vision and aesthetic, as well as his daring portraits of celebrities, LaChapelle is considered one of the most important photographers of the century today. Last year the Groninger Museum hosted a large-scale survey of LaChapelle’s work, showing over 70 significant pieces from various periods. This will be his third solo exhibition at Reflex Amsterdam.

David LaChapelle - Act of Nature© David LaChapelle, Songs in My Head, 2015, Pigment print | Courtesy of Reflex Amsterdam

The gallery is honoured to be working on David LaChapelle‘s latest book, which will be released at the opening on June 1st. The publication will contain an essay by author and art writer Katya Tylevich. The artist will be present to sign the book from 5.30pm onwards on the day of the opening. Please note that the opening and book signing, both held on June 1st in presence of the artist, are by invitation only. If you wish to attend without an invitation you may contact the gallery. We are happy to accommodate extra guests as long as capacity allows.

more. www.reflexamsterdam.com

David LaChapelle - Act of Nature© David LaChapelle, Secret Passage, 2015, C-print | Courtesy of Reflex Amsterdam

David LaChapelle - Act of Nature© David LaChapelle, Eventide, 2019, Pigment print | Courtesy of Reflex Amsterdam

David LaChapelle - Act of Nature© David LaChapelle, Self-Portrait as a House, 2013, C-print | Courtesy of Reflex Amsterdam

David LaChapelle - Act of Nature© David LaChapelle, Seismic Shift, 2012, C-print | Courtesy of Reflex Amsterdam

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