데이비드 레만 (1987-)
David Lehmann (b.1987), Germany’s young rising artist has chosen Seoul to be the city for his first solo show in Asia. Acclaimed as “an artist of his generation who sets standards to which his colleagues must adhere” with his powerful works that major galleries in Germany are eager to exhibit, the artist has been captivating the hearts of European audiences.
The characteristics of David Lehmann's works lie in his unconstrained style of drawing that is free from any form or principle. His talents were distinct even from his school days, leading him to win numerous awards and scholarships. Among them, earning the "Best Young Artist Award" by Brandenburg Union State in Germany in 2016 is the most noticeable. And in 2019, he was nominated as one of the young 53 artists for “The Grand Touring Exhibition of Germany’s Emerging Fine Artists” that was shown in 4 major cities of Germany. Its panel of judges received quite the attention by being composed of only the most prestigious art professionals in the entire German art society.
Laura Klimt, a renowned art critic in Germany has commented; “Lehmann’s paintings do not give us simple promises. Rather, he pushes us viewers into the post-ideological maze: with his carefully chosen titles, this grand persuader allows Nietzsche and Kurt Cobain or even Herodotus and Madonna to appear on the same stage, not caring about the hierarchical cultural critique.” Klimt’s words affirm that Lehmann’s works are born from daring experimental spirit that goes beyond the existing formative convention.