« Rien ne se perd, rien ne se crée, tout se transforme. (Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed.) »
20 years of experimental process in painting
Since its inception in 1995 and nourished by his own perceptions and interpretations of the worlds of the infinitely small and the infinitely large, Eric improvises himself with science in the artisitic illustration great scientific knowledge.
“I wanted to paint what one cannot see with the naked eye, because 95% of the artists will paint what they see with the naked eye. An animal, a tree, a landscape. I paint what I cannot see, therefore, by definition, I’m not even doing abstraction, I am doing figurative, something that exists. I make an abstract figurative.”
The gesture in which he treats the material with a spatula is done spontaneously in a very circular motion where various pigments mix up and juxtapose harmoniously giving life to an infinite composition of structures and textures.
The abundance, density and the constant regularity of Eric’s spatula stroke is a characteristic feature of his own. His paintings feature a rich relief constantly reinvented in many forms and enchanting colors.
In a very focused manner, he proceeds to the mixture of pure colors directly on the canvas with his spatula, his tool choice. His spatula stroke is well defined and painted forms are multicolored and uniform with a cleverly orchestrated texture covering the entire canvas for a striking effect of depth and perspective. A resulting satisfactorily meeting its initial objectives, the splitting of matter as well as relief obtainment.
“The work of Eric Dupont, which gives free rein to art through a vision influenced equally by the two hemispheres of his brain, is surprising. One feels in his works some influence of the great Quebec’s painters of the 50s and 60s, but that would pass over his intelligent approach, completely different, which allows us to grasp how from science can emerge beauty.”