While born on the East Coast, and bearing the name of David Park, this artist exposed at SFMOMA is not French, nor even French-speaking, but he could certainly be placed in the category of Francophiles!
SFMOMA makes us discover David Park, a painter who is imbued with reference to 20th-century French painting: Picasso, Bonnard, even Gauguin … you will find a large number of influences in this unique retrospective in 30 years.
David Park did not claim to be trendy… At a time when to be a “modern” painter, it was necessary to paint abstraction, he simply painted objects, street views, even humans!
Friend of Richard Diebenkorn and Elmer Bischoff, two local artistic figures, he did not follow them in their abstract explorations. David Park didn’t care about fashion, he painted what inspired him.
In any case, for this first large exhibition since confinement, and the SFMOMA presents us with a very nice gift. The exhibition is a great family time, the colorful universe makes it accessible to all public.
Do not miss the gouaches in the last room, they are little gems.
Location: SFMOMA – Please, book tickets in advance
Dates: from October 4, 2020, to January 18, 2021.