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David Webster

Date of birth : 1940

Country : USA

American painter and sculptor.

After completing his studies in art at Yale, where he later taught, he moved to Paris in the mid 1980s. His early work explores light and movement, in a wide range of bright tones, with repeated forms that he compares to Buddhist incantations.

His fascination for sculpture sometimes led him to include objects in his paintings.

These works, inspired by x-rays, are part of a figurative movement that attempts to unveil a hidden reality while provoking an emotional reaction with the viewer. The use of modern x-ray imagery creates a link with the tradition of the representation of pain. Throughout the centuries and various art movements, this tradition has been inspired by religious passion, as in the images of martyrs.


Museum of Modern Art, Paris, Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Alabama