Kentucky Art Speaks

David LaChapelle

In Artist: Present & Past on July 3, 2011 at 9:35 pm

I’m a fan of all medium’s of art, especially an artist with the purpose of creating a melodramatic method to position him or herself apart from the rest. One of my favorite artists with this gift is David LaChapelle.  At times, his work may resemble other artist, but the vibrant colors he uses to create erotic art that is pleasing yet; imperceptible.

David LaChapelle’s photography career began in the 1980’s in New York City galleries. After attending the North Carolina School of Arts, he moved to New York where he enrolled at both the Art Students League and the School of Visual Arts. His ability to create scenes of extreme reality using rich and vibrant colors makes his work instantly recognizable and often imitated. He continues to be inspired by everything from art history and street culture, to the Hawaiian jungle in where he lives, creating both a record and mirror of all facets of popular culture today.

He is quite simply the only photographic artist working in the world today whose work has transcended the fashion or celebrity magazine context it was made for, and has been enshrined by the notoriously discerning contemporary art intelligentsia.


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