Guillermo del Toro is one of my favorite filmmakers of this generation, he is a screenwriter, producer, and novelist; his creative mind are but a mere reflection of his dreams which he has mastered to depict in films such as Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) and many other favorite movies. One can describe his work as such a combination of his cultural Mexican background and horror fantasy all wrapped up in one. And for us Angelenos, we get the privilege to view an exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Arts which is located at 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323 857-6010. August 1- November 27, 2016. It is an intimate view inspired by his legendary home called the “Bleak House”. This will be Del Toro’s first museum retrospective. Exhibit in which we will explore some of del Toro’s creative process, with amazing artifacts and personal collections, aside to sketches and drawings from his notebooks. The exhibit will display over 500 objects that are very personal to del Toro which will give us an idea on books, art, artifacts or even antiques have inspired him to create some of his best work in his career.
Looking forward to take a glimpse on his creative process and walk on a behind the scenes exhibit of his personal space.
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Guillermo del Toro (b. 1964) is one of the most inventive filmmakers of his generation. Beginning with Cronos (1993) and continuing through The Devil’s Backbone (2001), Hellboy (2004),Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Pacific Rim (2013), and Crimson Peak(2015), among many other film, television, and book projects, del Toro has reinvented the genres of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Working with a team of craftsmen, artists, and actors—and referencing a wide range of cinematic, pop-culture, and art-historical sources—del Toro recreates the lucid dreams he experienced as a child in Guadalajara, Mexico. He now works internationally, with a cherished home base he calls “Bleak House” in the suburbs of Los Angeles.
Taking inspiration from del Toro’s extraordinary imagination, the exhibition reveals his creative process through his collection of paintings, drawings, maquettes, artifacts, and concept film art. Rather than a traditional chronology or filmography, the exhibition is organized thematically, beginning with visions of death and the afterlife; continuing through explorations of magic, occultism, horror, and monsters; and concluding with representations of innocence and redemption.