Guillermo del Toro (b. 1964) is one of the most inventive filmmakers of his generation. Beginning with
(1993) and continuing through
The Devil’s Backbone
(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.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.