Sophie Dupont flirts with painting. She simultaneously challenges and works within the specific conditions that constitute the medium with an eye to the long art historical traditions that inform it.
Dupont explores the liminal space between abstraction and realism, motion and stillness, action and non-action, as well as form and content.
Dupont’s video and performance works take as their starting point the abstract pictorial universe of her paintings. Shapes, lines, and colors are translated into costumes worn by the artist. Dupont enters the abstract world of the painting and lets herself become absorbed in it: here, body and costume become the central objects, and the artist too becomes a part of the composition on the same terms as its other elements.