David Malek, Dark Crystals, Vedovi Gallery, Brussels, Spring 2013
Malek had a exhibition this past spring at Gallery Vedovi in Brussels. Again with a kind of dedication and stubbornness for perfection it seems that Malek is allowing his intellect and impulse wander from body of work to body of work, but not too far. He is also in a group exhibition that opened this week in Paris at his gallery Triple V and is up until November 9th. I stopped by Triple V while visiting. It was very impressive and had two spaces steps away from one another on rue Louise Weiss, a street with several galleries on it.
We had this drawing session on the first day of my time spent in Paris. It flavored the whole trip. It is one thing to visit old friends at the Musee D'orsay or the Louvre, but quite another to a see a Parisian, or at least an expat, in action. We took a break mid-day to sit in the garden, hurrying around the corner to pick up a bite at the local grocery store: a baguette, a bit of cheese, some jambon, and of course a cold bière. Later, after our studio day was complete, he showed me around the The Canal Saint-Martin neighborhood with his wife Jill Tonic and their perfectly bouncy baby girl. Then the group of us had lovely and hilarious dinner to finish the evening. I'll save that story for another time. Malek's work and personality are exceptionnel. Take a look at more of his paintings here http://triple-v.fr/?page=fiche_artiste&artist=31