"At this time in my life, I’m ready to accept or own a kind of romance and melancholy or melodrama that I wasn’t ready to reveal before. It was always there in my inner life as an artist, but I was too afraid to share it."
From "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 6 (2012)
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In his studio in New York City, French Canadian artist David Altmejd constructs "The Vessel" (2011) and "The Swarm" (2011), massive Plexiglass and plaster sculptures that Altmejd describes as "laboratories" within which he can experiment with different materials and ideas, contrasting images of menace with sensual tenderness.