Richard Dupont
American, born 1968
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Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Bathing,
Planthouse
2017
Eduardo Secci Contemporary at Art Miami 2017,
Eduardo Secci Contemporary
2012
Galerie Michael Janssen at The Armory Show 2012,
Galerie Michael Janssen

Sculptor Richard Dupont explores issues of the human body, self-perception, and identity. Using body scan technology, Dupont creates outsized nude polyurethane figures of himself, manipulating each replica so that the sculptures appear distorted from all but one angle, and otherwise seem flattened, widened, or wavy. “It's not just retinal, it's also physiological,” he says. “There's a queasiness, an anxiety caused by the brain not being able to understand the two things at once.” In the installation, Terminal Stage (2008), nine of Dupont’s works were displayed in a glass room, creating an intentionally discomfiting and voyeuristic viewer experience.