Cécile Dupaquier’s catalog »weiß obskur« (white obscure) shows a selection of her objects, drawings, and installations from the last three years (2016-2019).
The objects are based on the transformation and manipulation of simple building materials. In the question of material – be it Styrofoam or fiberboard – the aim is plainness and sparseness. The drawings, too, are done on paper in the standard A4 format. When she puts something together, cuts it, or folds it, she explores surfaces and the formation of volumes. The works are given several coats of matte white paint, whereby the volumes become visible solely because of the shadows they cast. Dupaquier’s »Tableaus«, a kind of wall sculptures, are created from finely shaped wooden boards in a long production process. The precision of the production makes them objects of contemplation.
Another of Dupaquier’s specialties is large, freestanding sculptures and site-specific installations in dialog with the architecture of the exhibition space; their components are later destroyed or recycled.
Cécile Dupaquier’s artistic gesture is always minimal (a cut, a fold, a cladding, or the addition of a hinge) and reveals structural limits and inner beauty. She conceives and realizes works of art in public space in France, Switzerland, and German. Further information can be found at Cécile Dupaquier.
Authorship: Cécile Dupaquier, Thibaut de Ruyter