David LaChapelle – Inscape of Beauty

David LaChapelle

David LaChapelle

David LaChapelle is a well-known American photographer and a video artist. He is also known internationally for his outstanding talent on combining a unique hyper-realistic aesthetic with thorough social messages. You can recognize his commercial fashion portraits of celebrities as well as his signature blend of colorful, conceptual imagery, which carries the influence of both surrealism and pop art. LaChapelle often uses provocative and humor themes in the advertisements he works in as well as his editorial fashion shoots.

LaChapelle’s early work was noticed by Andy Warhol, who then offered him a job at Interview Magazine in the 1980s, from there on his photography’s of celebrities gathered positive attention. Shortly after that he was shooting for different top editorial publications as well as creating some of the most memorable advertising campaigns of his generation.

His photographs are included now in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Portrait Gallery in London, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, among others. LaChapelle’s astonishing images have graced the covers of French Vogue, Italian Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Rolling Stone just the name of few. Even after 30 plus year career of his, LaChapelle continues to be inspired by everything from art history to street culture, from the metaphysical to immortality.

Amanda As Marilyn (BLUE) By David LaChapelle

Amanda As Marilyn (BLUE) By David LaChapelle

David LaChapelle’s work will be exhibited at Ara Modern Art Museum in Seoul, Korea until February 26, 2017. Last exhibited in Seoul, in 2011, this expansive retrospective of LaChapelle’s work will mark his third solo show in Korea. The exhibition will feature the broad span of LaChapelle’s art, ranging from early pieces to new series never before shown in Asia.

LaChapelle illustrates his sequence of thought of thought-provoking images with colorful beats, rhythmic movements and a vibrant message in his photography for anyone to cave in to his visual music. So if you are in Seoul and a lover of art I highly recommend you to go and see this extraordinary exhibition.

Information about the event you can find from down below.

Venue name: ARA Modern Art Museum Contact:
Address: 26, Insadong 9-gil,Jongno-gu Seoul
Transport: Anguk Station (Line 3) exit 6. 10min walk.
Price: 12,000 won
Event website: http://www.aramuseum.org/Tel +82 2-732-1177
Time: Thurs-Sun, holidays 10:00 to 19:00
Friday and Saturday 10:00 to 20:00

Source: Timeout

Amiira Ismail – The AsiaN  Media Intern

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