David Lynch will show prints and short films at the Musee du Dessin et de l’Estampe Originale in Gravelines, France with start June 27.
Even though his energy has been monopolised for the past four decades by writing, preparing and recording his films and musical arrangements, film maker David Lynch has maintained his interest in the fine arts and has produced, in particular, drawings, watercolours, furniture, photographs, and paintings, with or without the addition of organic materials. For David Lynch, the important thing was to find the appropriate mood and medium each time to convey the ideas that came to his mind.
“There is a small story in my head for each lithograph. Sometimes, characters are suggested, and a story is born, and from this story, a still image is born. You know, all of this is enhanced by the organic qualities of the stone, the ink and the process. This is not inspired by films, rather, it is inspired by ideas, and the films are also inspired by ideas. Therefore, it is the same process: ideas, stories, and characters. It is theoretically possible for a lithograph to inspire a scene or an entire film, it is totally possible.”