Imprint of Sleep

Sleep is a fluid state that differs from the waking state. It is a magical state through which dreams digest and process the experiences of the day and are put in relation to memories and experiences. Without sleep, people get sick. Today, insomnia and memory loss are a growing problem. With Imprint of Sleep, Dupont covers a canvas, which is twice the size of her body, with fabric in the form of color and folds it. After that, Dupont sleeps one night on the back site of the canvas. This way, the top of the canvas takes on color from the bottom. An almost symmetrical image emerges, which testifies to the body’s movements during the night’s sleep. Dupont thus examines basic pictorial principles such as form, content and surface. The colors are chosen differently. In the works 18 to 25 October 2021, Dupont has used the Waldorf’s color system. Each of the days in this system has one color. When the canvas is folded, it is the coincidences of the body’s movements during sleep that determine the final result. Dupont’s material documentation of sleep is reminiscent of Rorschach tests, in which various recognizable formations with the body are more or less visible.

In Imprint of Sleep, Dupont explores ways to transfer the states of being into art. Here, the principle of randomness as well as the perception of color and substance as well as atmosphere play an important role. At the same time, Dupont creates the works effortlessly. Dupont’s Imprint of Sleep works thus counterbalance the neocapitalist society’s continuous demands for high efficiency, including the reduction of sleep. Thus, Dupont’s practice extends to sustainability thinking, where own existence and coexistence constitute the conditions for life.

The following paintings from Paris:
One week 8-15 November 2021. Pigment on linen. 200 x 150 cm

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1_Imprint of Sleep. 8 till 9 November 2021. Gold and Copper. Paris

1_Imprint of Sleep. 8 till 9 November 2021. Gold and Copper. Paris

2_Imprint of Sleep. 9 till 10 November 2021. Black, Gold, Copper. Paris .JPG

2_Imprint of Sleep. 9 till 10 November 2021. Black, Gold, Copper. Paris .JPG

3_Imprint of Sleep. 10 till 11 November 2021. Black, Pink and Gold. Paris .JPG

3_Imprint of Sleep. 10 till 11 November 2021. Black, Pink and Gold. Paris .JPG

4_Imprint of Sleep. 11 till 12 November 2021. Orange, Venetian Red and Gold. Paris .JPG

4_Imprint of Sleep. 11 till 12 November 2021. Orange, Venetian Red and Gold. Paris .JPG

5_Imprint of Sleep. 12 till 13 November 2021. Indian Yellow and Gold. Paris .JPG

5_Imprint of Sleep. 12 till 13 November 2021. Indian Yellow and Gold. Paris .JPG

6_Imprint of Sleep. 13 till 14 November 2021. Blue and Copper. Paris .JPG

6_Imprint of Sleep. 13 till 14 November 2021. Blue and Copper. Paris .JPG

7_Imprint of Sleep. 14 till 15 November 2021. White and Copper. Paris .JPG

7_Imprint of Sleep. 14 till 15 November 2021. White and Copper. Paris .JPG

The following paintings from Copenhagen:

One week 18 to 25 October 2021. Oil on linen. Ca 200 x 150 cm

1_Imprint of sleep 18 till 19 October 2021. Purple to red: Monday till Tuesday. Days of colour and night of transitions and transformations

1_Imprint of sleep 18 till 19 October 2021. Purple to red: Monday till Tuesday. Days of colour and night of transitions and transformations

2_Imprint of sleep 19 till 20 October 2021. Copenhagen. Full moon & fire sleep - days from red to yellow

2_Imprint of sleep 19 till 20 October 2021. Copenhagen. Full moon & fire sleep - days from red to yellow

3_Imprint of sleep 20 till 21 October 2021. Copenhagen. Travels from yellow to orange and brown - like a fallen autumn leaf swaying in the wind. Breathing life into the night

3_Imprint of sleep 20 till 21 October 2021. Copenhagen. Travels from yellow to orange and brown - like a fallen autumn leaf swaying in the wind. Breathing life into the night

4_Imprint of Sleep. 21 till 22 October 2021. Copenhagen.

4_Imprint of Sleep. 21 till 22 October 2021. Copenhagen.

5_Imprint of Sleep. 22 till 23 October 2021. Copenhagen._Swimming into the horizon of new beginnings

5_Imprint of Sleep. 22 till 23 October 2021. Copenhagen._Swimming into the horizon of new beginnings

6_Imprint of Sleep. (River) 23 till 24 October 2021. Copenhagen.

6_Imprint of Sleep. (River) 23 till 24 October 2021. Copenhagen.

7_Imprint of Sleep. (Life force) 24 till 25 October 2021. Copenhagen.

7_Imprint of Sleep. (Life force) 24 till 25 October 2021. Copenhagen.

Imprint of Sleep 2019-2021

Imprint of Sleep. Berlin 2019

Imprint of Sleep. Berlin 2019

Imprint of Sleep 8-9 Juni 2019. Berlin. Pigment on linen.

Imprint of Sleep 8-9 Juni 2019. Berlin. Pigment on linen.

Imprint of Sleep 19-20 October 2020. Copenhagen. Oil on linen.

Imprint of Sleep 19-20 October 2020. Copenhagen. Oil on linen.

Imprint of Sleep 4-5 November 2020. Copenhagen. Oil on linen.

Imprint of Sleep 4-5 November 2020. Copenhagen. Oil on linen.

Imprint of Sleep 3-4 May 2021. Copenhagen. (life/death/life nature) Iron oxide pigment linen. Iron oxide stimulate the connection between the physical and metaphysical plane so that the physical body can manifest the highest spiritual purpose. It balances opposite energies. The true purpose of birth in the physical plane is to manifest our spiritual powers. Every sleep is a rebirth from the night into a new day

Imprint of Sleep 3-4 May 2021. Copenhagen. (life/death/life nature) Iron oxide pigment linen. Iron oxide stimulate the connection between the physical and metaphysical plane so that the physical body can manifest the highest spiritual purpose. It balances opposite energies. The true purpose of birth in the physical plane is to manifest our spiritual powers. Every sleep is a rebirth from the night into a new day

Imprint of Sleep. 7 - 8 February 2021. Copenhagen. Pigment and mixed media on linen

Imprint of Sleep. 7 - 8 February 2021. Copenhagen. Pigment and mixed media on linen

Imprint of Sleep 19-20 August 2021. Copenhagen. Oil on Linen.

Imprint of Sleep 19-20 August 2021. Copenhagen. Oil on Linen.

Imprint of Sleep. (Life force) 24-25 October 2021. Copenhagen. Oil on linen

Imprint of Sleep. (Life force) 24-25 October 2021. Copenhagen. Oil on linen

10-11 October 2019 Imprint of Sleep and Transportation. Brooklyn. NY. Titaniumwhite on linnen. 185 x 132 cm.

10-11 October 2019 Imprint of Sleep and Transportation. Brooklyn. NY. Titaniumwhite on linnen. 185 x 132 cm.