Brian Dupont

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Artwork
UNIT STRUCTURES, 2004. Oil, paintstick, wax, and alkyd on canvas. 46" x 28 1/2"
TRYST, 2007. Oil, paintstick, wax, and alkyd on Linen. 44" x 24"
ORBIT (DEGRADED), 2008. Oil, paintstick, wax, and alkyd on canvas. 46" x 28 1/2"
SYSTEMS WAR, 2009. Oil, paintstick, wax, and alkyd on canvas. 76" x 110"
PARTICLE, 2009. Oil and alkyd on aluminum. 8" x 10"
Brian
Dupont
Artist's Statement

My work is a study of how the visual aspects of information can be conveyed — or distorted — within the framework of abstract painting. My source material is anything that transmits information visually, including diagrams, scientific images, written language, symbols, and musical notation. I use these forms to establish the underlying pattern of each painting. Then, as all communication is founded upon repetition and the breaking of the expectations that patterns engender, I stress the pattern through a process of editing, erasure, and re-transcription. The final image is a result of these accumulations and removals. Thus I conjoin the simplicity of a patterned field with the unique disruptions that can tell us something, though what it may be may remain elusive.

Bio/Resume

Brian Dupont was born in Tacoma, WA and spent most of his formative years in the Mid-West. He studied art at the University of Minnesota before transferring to the Kansas City Art Institute where he earned a BFA in 1996. He earned his MFA from Cornell University in 2000. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.