Hubert Duprat

Cassé-Collé, 1991-1994, limestone, 102 x 173 x 100 cm, 40 x 68 x 39 in
Cassé-Collé, 1991-1994, limestone, 102 x 173 x 100 cm, 40 x 68 x 39 in
Sans titre, 2003-2005 (detail), hematite, mastic, 5 tubes, 205 x 15 cm, 80 3/4 x 5 7/8 in
Sans titre, 2003-2005 (detail), hematite, mastic, 5 tubes, 205 x 15 cm, 80 3/4 x 5 7/8 in
Sans titre, 2003-2005, hematite, mastic, 5 tubes, 205 x 15 cm, 80 3/4 x 5 7/8 in
Sans titre, 2003-2005, hematite, mastic, 5 tubes, 205 x 15 cm, 80 3/4 x 5 7/8 in
Sans titre, 2008, lodestone, 265 x 245 x 75 cm, 104 x 96 1/2 x 29 1/2 in
Sans titre, 2008, lodestone, 265 x 245 x 75 cm, 104 x 96 1/2 x 29 1/2 in
Coupé-Cloué, 1991/1994 (detail), beech wood and upholstery brass nails, 27 1/2 x 204 3/4 x 15 3/4 in and 15 3/4 x 204 3/4 x 15 3/4
Coupé-Cloué, 1991/1994 (detail), beech wood and upholstery brass nails, 27 1/2 x 204 3/4 x 15 3/4 in and 15 3/4 x 204 3/4 x 15 3/4
Coupé-Cloué, 1991/1994, beech wood and upholstery brass nails, 27 1/2 x 204 3/4 x 15 3/4 in and 15 3/4 x 204 3/4 x 15 3/4
Coupé-Cloué, 1991/1994, beech wood and upholstery brass nails, 27 1/2 x 204 3/4 x 15 3/4 in and 15 3/4 x 204 3/4 x 15 3/4
Pyrite, 2007-2011, pyrite, glue, 48 x 51 cm, 19 x 20 in
Pyrite, 2007-2011, pyrite, glue, 48 x 51 cm, 19 x 20 in
Sans titre, 2011, ulexite, dices, glue, dimensions variable
Sans titre, 2011, ulexite, dices, glue, dimensions variable
Sans titre, 2011-2012, plexiglass, modelling clay, wood, 32 x 32 x 32 cm, 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 in, edition of 5
Sans titre, 2011-2012, plexiglass, modelling clay, wood, 32 x 32 x 32 cm, 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 in, edition of 5
Exhibition view, Hubert Duprat, Art : Concept, Paris, 2012
Exhibition view, Hubert Duprat, Art : Concept, Paris, 2012
Tribulum (detail), 2012-2013, polyurethan foam, flint, 100 x 70 x 18 cm, 39 3/8 x 27 1/2 x 7 1/8 in
Tribulum (detail), 2012-2013, polyurethan foam, flint, 100 x 70 x 18 cm, 39 3/8 x 27 1/2 x 7 1/8 in
Tribulum, 2012-2013, polyurethan foam, flint, 100 x 70 x 18 cm, 39 3/8 x 27 1/2 x 7 1/8 in
Tribulum, 2012-2013, polyurethan foam, flint, 100 x 70 x 18 cm, 39 3/8 x 27 1/2 x 7 1/8 in
Volos, 2013, polished jadeite axe, clay, 56 x 20 x 7 cm, 22 x 7 7/8 x 2 3/4 in
Volos, 2013, polished jadeite axe, clay, 56 x 20 x 7 cm, 22 x 7 7/8 x 2 3/4 in
Corail Costa Brava, 1994, coral, bread, glue, 25 x 25 x 25 cm, 9 7/8 x 9 7/8 x 9 7/8 in
Corail Costa Brava, 1994, coral, bread, glue, 25 x 25 x 25 cm, 9 7/8 x 9 7/8 x 9 7/8 in
Exhibition view, Hubert Duprat, MONA, Hobart, Tasmanie, 2013-2014, curators: Olivier Varenne, Nicole Durling and Jane Clark
Exhibition view, Hubert Duprat, MONA, Hobart, Tasmanie, 2013-2014, curators: Olivier Varenne, Nicole Durling and Jane Clark
Exhibition view, Hubert Duprat, MONA, Hobart, Tasmanie, 2013-2014, curators: Olivier Varenne, Nicole Durling and Jane Clark
Exhibition view, Hubert Duprat, MONA, Hobart, Tasmanie, 2013-2014, curators: Olivier Varenne, Nicole Durling and Jane Clark
Trichoptera larvaes with theirs cases (exhibition view), 1980-2000, gold, pearls
Trichoptera larvaes with theirs cases (exhibition view), 1980-2000, gold, pearls
Tube de trichoptère, 1980-2012, gold, pearls turquoises, 0,9 x 1,9 cm cm, 0 3/8 x 0 3/4 in
Tube de trichoptère, 1980-2012, gold, pearls turquoises, 0,9 x 1,9 cm cm, 0 3/8 x 0 3/4 in

CURRENT/UPCOMING

Solo shows:
• Hubert Duprat, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2018, Paris/FR

Group shows:
• 4.543 milliard. La matière de la matière, CAPC, Bordeaux/FR (28.06-01.01.18)
• MEDUSA, Bijoux et tabous, MAMPV, Paris/FR (18.05-05.11.17)
• La Vie aquatique, MRAC, Serignan/FR (25.03-18.06.17)

Born in 1957 in Nérac (Lot-et-Garonne), Hubert Duprat lives and works in south of France. His work has been shown, among others, by the following institutions: Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2016); Fondation Cartier, Paris; Fond National d’Art Contemporain, Paris;  FRAC Franche Comté, Besançon. Expositions personnelles : MONA, Tasmanie (2013);  Norwich Museum, Norwich, UK (2011);  Centre International d’Art et du Paysage, Vassivière (2008); Musée Picasso, Antibes (1998).

It is hard to attribute a stylistic unity to Hubert Duprat’s work. His intention isn’t to surprise or to create “out of the blue”; each one of his pieces is the result of a precise and tangible moment that pinpoints a significant experience, meant to allow him to temporarily break up with his previous schemes. He is at the crossings of two worlds: the world of free artistic expression, and the world of rationally organized artifacts. Neither goldsmith nor sculptor, not an entomologist, definitely not an archeologist, not even an artist, he uses his knowledge to reach beyond a purely artistic sphere. His interest doesn’t really lie in the transformation of something into something else that could be considered artwork, but rather in the creation of a metaphor between being and becoming, a ”know-how” and a possible “how-to-know”.

Nicole Caligaris, Le Jour est entré dans la nuit, Hubert Duprat

Nicole Caligaris, Le Jour est entré dans la nuit, Hubert Duprat, Éditions François Bourin, December 2014, 80 pages.

Hubert Duprat

Exhibition catalogue, MONA, Tasmanie, 2014, Toppan Printing Co.Ltd, 114 p.