Hubert Duprat

Hubert Duprat

Sans Titre, 2011
Plexiglass, Pate à modeler
32 x 32 x 32 cm et plateau de 45 x 45 x 3 cm
Edition of 5 ex

Hubert Duprat (born 1957) is a French contemporary artist. He lives and works in southern France.

Self-taught, Hubert Duprat has become known in the early 1980s through his work on the larvae of caddisflies Trichoptera also known that the particularity to build a mobile composite sleeve with external accessories found in their environment life (twigs, leaves, gravel, sand, sediments, shells and other snails). Speculating on the constructive capabilities and specifically reconstruction of these larvae, Hubert Duprat has designed an experimental device in which it forces them to work with unusual materials: glitter, gold nuggets and gold son, pearls and precious stones and semi-precious cabochon or faceted (diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires, turquoise, opal, lapis lazuli), insects becoming goldsmiths and jewel pieces, goldsmiths.

As a conceptual artist in favor of an art cosa mentale, Hubert Duprat and shows the last thirty years a constant desire to cross the fields, to initiate reconciliations novel, to involve science, citations mythological allusions symbolic references literary skills vary widely. In his studio library, a laboratory located midway between a firm and studiolo amateur Hubert Duprat and compulsive leaf according to his moods as well as books on literature, as archeology, history, philosophy, optics, natural science or of history of technology. Artist dilettante, a supporter of an artistic tradition inherited from the Renaissance that does not compartmentalize the different forms of inquiry and curiosity, the artist sees the world as an inexhaustible repertoire of images mineral, plant, animal and cultural.