Overview

I paint to taste life twice: in the moment and in the retrospection.

 

— Oh de Laval

The work of Polish-Thai artist Oh de Laval is concerned with human behaviour: the decisions we make, why we make them and how we feel as a result. These decisions are windows into our very personalities. In this spirit, each of de Laval’s paintings acts as a window into her character, her pleasures and her imaginings. 

 

Among de Laval’s varied inspirations are Francis Bacon’s hedonistic lifestyle, sociologist Émile Durkheim’s theory that deviance is necessary to a functioning, successful society, and her love for the French New Wave, Italian cinema, and Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Biography

Born in Warsaw, Poland

Works and lives in Paris, France

 

Solo Exhibition

 

2021

Unit London,‘Wild Things Happen in Stillness’, London, UK

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2022

Brigade Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2021

Galerie Droste, ‘Chronicles 3 at KPM Berlin’, Berlin, Germany

 

Asia Art Centre, ‘My Secret Garden,’ curated by Melanie Lum, Taipei, Taiwan

 

Xiao Foundation, Group Exhibition curated by Hans Werner Holzwarth, Hong Kong

 

Villa Merkel, ‘Ein Museum auf Probe’, Esslingen, Germany

2020

Galerie Droste, ‘Watchlist’, Paris, France

 

Unit London, ‘Drawn Together’(online), London, UK

 

Unit London, ‘Alter Ego’, London, UK

 

Collections

 

Fundación AMMA, Mexico City, Mexico

Dib Museum, Bangkok, Thailand

Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, USA

Studio Berkhain Museum, Berlin, Germany 

Emergentes Art Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon 

Xiao Foundation, Hong Kong

Works
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