- India ink on cut plywood
- 310 x 420 cm
- Courtesy of the artist and Art Concept, Paris
Hubert Duprat's works highlight and put into question the process and the anthropological or artisanal size of the gesture that gave rise to them. In order to make these monumental panels, Hubert Duprat cut out each blade of wood, which he then dyed with India ink and then replaced them all, as if for an excellent, meticulous marquetry work. Inspired by the tapestry in the Apocalypse of the Château d'Angers, the shapes here recall Melle's mining activity, her extraction by fire. Placed in one of the medieval jewels of the town of Melle, the work becomes even more peculiar when the visitor realises that the inlay process is entirely carried out with large plywood boards.
From 11am to 1pm and from 2pm to 7pm
Hubert Duprat has been developing for thirty years a singular work whose importance is beginning to be fully understood. His work is that of a sculptor who, from the radical questioning that Minimal Art and conceptual art represented in the 1960s and 1970s, explores a personal path that reverses traditionally accepted categories - notably the opposition between art and craft.read more