Brian Dupont

My practice is a study of how the visual aspects of information can be conveyed — or distorted — within the process of abstract painting. My recent work has begun to focus on the visual possibilities inherent in language; I take the written (or printed) word as source material, stressing and distorting the text through a process of painting, erasure, and repainting. The labor-intensive layering in my paintings has a natural corollary in the screening process used to print this shirt. I adapted the instructions and materials for the shirt’s design as a source text to generate the initial drawing. Once complete, I began fragmenting and separating the layers and collaging them back together with registers of epoxy and shards of aluminum, before working back in with paint. The resulting work is then separated again, this time into component strata for printing on the T-shirt. The result is a distinct work of art that is uniquely portable and public, and intended to be worn as the process of wear and wearing informs its meaning.

Brian Dupont

December 2011.

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Recto & Verso by Brian Dupont

Recto & Verso by Brian Dupont