David Datuna | Unity - Fashion - Fame
21 - 28 September 2016
Alon Zakaim Fine Art is proud to present Unity - Fashion - Fame, an exclusive one-week exhibition dedicated to the Portraits, Flags & Icons of celebrated Georgian-born American artist David Datuna. Described by the Miami Herald as 'mind and eye twisting', the exhibition will feature a selection of works from Datuna's signature series Viewpoint of Millions. The sculptures will also form the backdrop for a private screening of the award-winning film Datuna: Portrait of America.
David Datuna's mixed media sculptures have received much critical acclaim internationally for over a decade. Paying homage to Jasper Johns and the tradition of collage, the artist combines elements of pop and conceptual art to produce a fascinating body of work that infuses timeless images with new meanings. With exhibitions throughout the US, in Paris, Russia and Ukraine, Datuna's works form part of important private collections worldwide.
Datuna: Portrait of America is a feature length documentary film directed by Brian Bayerl and produced by Michael Huter that follows the fascinating story of David Datuna as he dreams of becoming an artist whilst a child in his native Georgia, to having one of his major pieces seen by 27,000 visitors over a three day period at the prestigious Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington in 2014. The film traces Datuna's artistic successes as he becomes the first artist worldwide to use wearable technology in a contemporary artwork, yet highlights the personal challenges he faced such as being an aspiring immigrant escaping oppression and a battle against cancer. Premiered in Europe at the 2015 Raindance Film Festival in London, the documentary won the festival's most esteemed award, 'Best Feature Film', and David Datuna has been invited to be on a jury at this year's festival that includes Stephen Fry and Joanna Lumley.
David Datuna: Unity - Fashion - Fame will be on show at Alon Zakaim Fine Art, 5-7 Dover St. London W1S 4LD from 21 - 28 September 2016. Opening hours are 9am-6pm, Monday-Friday; weekends by appointment.
Datuna: Portrait of America will be screened in the gallery at 6.30pm on 22 September. Places strictly limited.
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