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David Altmejd

Canadian-born, New York-based Altmejd is a young artist whose lavish sculptural works fascinate, dazzle and repulse in equal measure.

Brimming with idiosyncrantic reference, Altmejd's favoured iconography includes a personal twist on the werewolf myth in which his towering lupine figures become crystalline as they decompose, the energy within them channelled into the creation of glittering stones.

 

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