Published by the Perez Art Museum Miami and Delmonico Books / DAP
Foreword by Franklin Sirmans. Text by Maritza Lacayo, Christian Viveros-Faune, David Hunt, Richard Dupont. Interview by Emily Hall
This definitive volume, spanning more than two decades, surveys the works and writings of New York–based artist Richard Dupont (born 1968), and their prescient bearing on a paradigm-shifting period of technological and cultural transformation.
Much of Dupont’s work stems from a complete digital model of his body created between 2002 and 2004, and 3D body scans obtained while participating in a US military anthropometry study. This overview reveals how Dupont’s work mirrors digital technology’s infiltration of our lives, and the extent to which the commodification and virtualization of the body have become commonplace in our culture of “self-surveillance.”
Illustrations emphasize his works’ physical aspect, where traditional materials and techniques such as plaster and bronze casting play a role, as do the use of experimental techniques and materials such as cast polyurethane, poured silicone, 3D-printed resins, digital scanning and the manipulation of found objects.
Richard Dupont speaks with Artnet's Samantha Baldwin about his drawing practice and the origins of his new series of watercolors.
A selected group of recent watercolors from the Islands series is featured on Artnet's Buy Now platform. An interview with Artnet's Samantha Baldwin sheds light on Dupont's drawing practice and the origin of these new works.
Link to Artnet: https://www.artnet.com/auctions/buy-now-richard-dupont-0622/
We are pleased to announce Richard Dupont's inclusion in "Out of Hand: Materializing the Digital" at the Powerhouse Museum (MAAS) in Sydney, Australia. The exhibition explores the increasingly important role of digital manufacture in contemporary art, science. fashion, design and architecture.
Until 25 June 2017
An innovator throughout his career, artist Richard Dupont has opened up new avenues of expression in a variety of media including sculpture, drawing, installation, painting and printmaking. His work with digital technologies and fabrication methods, was recently highlighted in MAD’s exhibition Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital. One of the first to incorporate the advanced technologies so widespread today in the fields of Art and Design, Dupont’s work has always maintained a critical position in relation to our rapidly changing digital culture. Dupont is one of four recipients of the 2014 MAD Visionary Award.