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Hélène Delprat

Inspired by literature such as Ovid’s Metamorphoses, cinema as in Melville’s Les Enfants Terribles and the culture of radio, Hélène Delprat’s work explores the questions of recording, memory, identity and travel. Through a daily practice which includes techniques such as painting, photography, archive, video and drawing, Delprat develops a body of work filled with self-derision. She equally humors the idea of death as a funny, monstrous, outrageous and melancholic event. Fundamentally Delprat’s works comes to function as a sort of Book of Hours, where fiction and documentary intertwine, being simultaneously dark and sensitive.  

Hélène Delprat (b. 1957, Amiens) lives and works in Paris. She has had a recent solo exhibition at la maison rouge, Paris, in June 2017. In September 2017, a monograph "Hélène Delprat, les travaux et les jours" has been published by Dilecta. Upcoming exhibitions include Hélène Delprat, carlier | gebauer, Berlin; Hélène Delprat, Musée des Beaux-arts de Caen, Caen, France.Previous exhibitions include Musée Gustave Moreau, Paris; Jeu de Paume, Paris; the Hors Pistes Festival at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Galerie C3, New York; Maison des Arts Anthonioz, Nogent-sur-Marne; Musée de Belfort, Belfort; Orangerie du Musée, Limoges; Centre d’Art, Montreuil; Institut Français and Parc de la Ciutadela, Barcelona; and Centre d’arts Contemporain, Istres.

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Hélène Delprat, I Did It My Way , exhibition view at La maison rouge, Paris, 2017 
Photo : Marc Domage

Hélène Delprat, I Did It My Way, exhibition view at La maison rouge, Paris, 2017
Photo : Marc Domage

« With my voice, I’m calling you », 2015 
Acrylic and pigment on canvas 
228 x 263 cm

« With my voice, I’m calling you », 2015
Acrylic and pigment on canvas
228 x 263 cm

Les fées gonflables aiment McCarthy, moi aussi , 2016 
acrylic and pigment on canvas, 200 x 690 cm

Les fées gonflables aiment McCarthy, moi aussi, 2016
acrylic and pigment on canvas, 200 x 690 cm

Coulour No 13 - Memorial , 1988 
Acrylic and pigment on canvas 
200 x 180 cm

Coulour No 13 - Memorial, 1988
Acrylic and pigment on canvas
200 x 180 cm

Sunday morning with a Dandy , 2015 
Acrylic and pigment on canvas 
201 x 330 cm

Sunday morning with a Dandy, 2015
Acrylic and pigment on canvas
201 x 330 cm

Unknown , 1998, from the series  Où est la peinture  
Pigment and acrylic on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Unknown, 1998, from the series Où est la peinture
Pigment and acrylic on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Untitled (Epées) , 1998, from the series  Où est la peinture  
Gouache on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Untitled (Epées), 1998, from the series Où est la peinture
Gouache on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Youpi encore raté , 1992, from the series  Où est la peinture  
Gouache on paper, 33,5 x 19,5 cm

Youpi encore raté, 1992, from the series Où est la peinture
Gouache on paper, 33,5 x 19,5 cm

Youpi , 1992, from the series  Où est la peinture  
Gouache on paper, 32 x 24 cm

Youpi, 1992, from the series Où est la peinture
Gouache on paper, 32 x 24 cm

Echec , 1992, from the series  Où est la peinture  
Gouache on paper, 32 x 24 cm

Echec, 1992, from the series Où est la peinture
Gouache on paper, 32 x 24 cm

Je n’aime plus la peinture , 1992, from the series  Où est la peinture  
Gouache on paper, 34 x 35 cm

Je n’aime plus la peinture, 1992, from the series Où est la peinture
Gouache on paper, 34 x 35 cm