Hubert Duprat

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Les Agates, 1986-1989, four color cibachromes, 4 x 76 x 160 cm, ed 1/3. Photo: Hervé Beurel, MONA.
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Hécatombe, 2016, rubber metal and diamonds, 64 x 20 cm. Photo: D. des Moutis, Progress Gallery.
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Hécatombe, 2016, rubber metal and diamonds, 64 x 20 cm.
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Exhibition view, Hubert Duprat, MONA, Tasmania, 2013-2014. Photo: Rémi Chauvin.
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Untitled, The Beasts series, 1992-1999, flint, 30 x 35 cm. Photo: Fabrice Gousset.
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Untitled, The Beasts series, 1992-1999, flint, 30 x 35 cm. Photo: Fabrice Gousset.
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Nord, 1997-1998, Baltic amber platelets, epoxy glue, 30 x 42 x 30 cm.
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Marqueterie, 1986-1994, plywood stained, whalebone encrustation, 132 x 198 cm .
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Marqueterie, 1986-1994, plywood stained, ivory inlay, 132 x 198 cm.
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Exhibition View, Là où commence le jour, LaM, Lille, 2015-2016. Photo: Nicolas Dewitte.
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Exhibition View, Slip of the Tongue, with Giovanni Bellini, Palazzo Grossi-Pinault Collection, Venise, 2015. Photo: Fulvio Orsenigo, Heinz Peter Knes.
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Exhibition View, Slip of the Tongue, with Peter Hujar, Palazzo Grossi-Pinault Collection, Venise, 2015. Photo: Fulvio Orsenigo.
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Exhibition View, Slip of the Tongue, with Jean-Luc Moulene, Francesco Lo Savio and Henrik Olesen, Palazzo Grossi-Pinault Collection, Venise, 2015. Photo: Fulvio Orsenigo.
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Exhibition view, Hubert Duprat, MONA, Tasmania, 2013-2014. Photo: Rémi Chauvin.
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Exhibition view, Hubert Duprat, MONA, Tasmania, 2013-2014. Photo: Rémi Chauvin.
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Exhibition View, Lattara Lattes, Musée Henri Prades, Lattes, 2013. Photo: Luc Jennepin.
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Exhibition View, Lattara Lattes, Musée Henri Prades, Lattes, 2013. Photo: Luc Jennepin.
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Exhibition View, Lattara Lattes, Musée Henri Prades, Lattes, 2013. Photo: Luc Jennepin.
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Exhibition View, La Verrière, Hermès, Brussels, 2014. Photo: Fabien de Cugnac.
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Exhibition View, La Verrière, Hermès, Brussels, 2014. Photo: Fabien de Cugnac.
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Exhibition View, La Verrière, Hermès, Brussels, 2014. Photo: Fabien de Cugnac.
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Exhibition View (Detail), Frac Montpellier, 2009. Photo: Frédéric Delpech.
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Exhibition View (Detail), Frac Montpellier, 2009. Photo: Frédéric Delpech.
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Exhibition View, Caterina Tognon, Arte contemporanea, Venise, 2012. Photo: Francesco Allegretto.
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

Biography:
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: Centre Pompidou, Paris (2017); Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2016); Fondation Cartier, Paris; Fond National d’Art Contemporain, Paris;  FRAC Franche Comté, Besançon. Solo exhibitions: Art : Concept, Paris (2019) ; La Verrière Hermès, Bruxelles (2014) ; MONA, Tasmanie (2013);  Norwich Museum, Norwich, UK (2011);  Centre International d’Art et du Paysage, Vassivière (2008); Musée Picasso, Antibes (1998).

In 2020, Hubert Duprat will present a solo exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

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.

Le cours des choses

Art : Concept presents Le cours des choses, a group exhibition with Martine Aballéa, Ulla von Brandenburg, Jeremy Deller & Alan Kane, Hubert Duprat, Richard Fauguet, Vidya Gastaldon, and Geert Goiris.

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Bagna Cauda

Art : Concept presents Bagna Cauda, a group exhibition with Martine Aballéa, Pierre-Olivier Arnaud, Julien Audebert, Francis Baudevin, Whitney Bedford, Jean-Luc Blanc, Michel Blazy, Ulla von Brandenburg, Jeremy Deller, Richard Fauguet, Vidya Gastaldon, Geert Goiris, Lothar Hempel, Nathan Hylden, Jacob Kassay, Andrew Lewis, Adam McEwen, Philippe Perrot, Jimmy Robert, Pietro Roccasalva, Gedi Sibony, Alexandre Singh, Roman Signer, and Laurent Laclos.

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