The surreal and symbolic works of artist David Dupuis feature rolling, biomorphic landscapes and cut-out faces, rendered using a variety of materials including graphite, colored pencil, and collage on paper. Working with deeply personal themes such as death, longing and the queer body, Dupuis constructs an abstract world of crystalline forms and prismatic color that reflect his emotional intensity. Influenced by Louise Bourgeois, Joan Miró, and Jean Delville, Dupuis’s drawings are at once jarring and poetic, weaving sex and death into haunting, dream-like compositions.
David Dupuis’ work has been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, Schmidt Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, White Columns, Los Angeles, and Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY. His work is included in a number of museum collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Hammer Museum, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art.