Fully illustrated catalog of the complete series.
In this body of work Dupont reconstructs body forms out of material residue. An encyclopedic catalog of both art and non-art materials including a ten year accumulation of studio and personal detritus as well as daily waste, salvaged objects and foodstuffs are reincorporated into large molds and bonded permanently together using an archival resin. The historical motif of the self-portrait bust is upended in these works, as the physiognomy gives way to the terms of the sculptural process. The material content within each piece varies dramatically, and, seen collectively, represent a dense and contradictory compression of time and meaning. The heavy, solid forms give material substance and permanence to the ephemera and waste of everyday life, and reveal a sculptural strategy of transformation, regeneration and renewal.
103 pages, 11.75 x 11.75 inches (29.85 x 29.85 cm)
Published by Carolina Nitsch, New York
Book Design: Desiree Almodovar
Photography: Jorg Lohse & Bill Orcutt
New York, 2014
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