Starting this Saturday, David Lynch returns to Tokyo with around 80 of his most surreal paintings, drawings, photographs and video installations, some of which have never before been seen in Japan, for a new show entitled “Chaos Theory of Violence and Silence.”

Well known for directing Twin Peaks and of course films such as Eraserhead, The Elephant Man and Mulholland Drive, Lynch, who was born in 1946, actually studied painting before making the move into short film direction.

Some call his style “popular surrealism” and when looking at his paintings, it is perhaps easy to see why.

A glimpse inside the mind of David Lynch is one of the most fascinating things his art can bring and, if it goes some way to helping us understand his creative process – whether or not we can relate it to his more famous movie work – it will be worth a look.

Lynch’s works were recently displayed at the Hikarie building, inside the impressive 8/ Art Gallery/ Tomio Koyama Gallery but this time it is the Laforet Harajuku Museum, on the 6th floor above the newly renovated shopping complex.

When: Nov 10 (Sat) until Dec 2 (Sun)

Where: Laforet Harajuku Museum, Harajuku

How Much: ¥800 for adults, ¥600 for students

More information at the Laforet website.

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