"…the brain not being able to understand
the two things at once."
Mr. Dupont makes these sculptures based on a full-body scan of his own body.
The viewer walks around the figures and gets all these different perspectives as the surfaces change. That’s one way the distortions are interesting, because no two perspectives are the same. A lot of people see them and think they’re flat, then realize they’re objectsthat’s a hard thing for the brain to process immediately. But it’s not just retinal, it’s also physiological: There’s a queasiness, an anxiety caused by the brain not being able to understand the two things at once.
– Richard Dupont’s Naked Launch. Talking with an artist who turns his body scan into sculpture, The Village Voice>>
– Richard Dupont>>