July 09, 2007

Albert Dupont, to the letter

Albert Dupont, born in october 1951 in Hanoï, defines himself as an explorer of the "Art-Rebus", of the "Sens-Script" (wordplay on Sanskrit and "Meaning-script"). Sculptures, paintings, engravings... His work digs the language's poetic, dissects and resets words with humor and humbleness.

After literary studies, Albert Dupont starts engraving during his collaboration with Georges Visat, publisher of the Surrealists. He becomes friend with the painter Matta and meets with Isidore Isou, theorist of Creativity. He joins then the Lettrism and conducts the same named revue. In 1976, he creates another revue, La Novation, and collaborates to the creation of the Internationnal Association of the Letter and the Sign.
His referrals go to artists an poets as Rimbaud, Baudelaire, Breton, Duchamp, Guy Debord... people bending to a "fou-rieuse" (wordplay on mad and wild) revolution.

The Librairie Loliée offers a lasting selection of Albert Dupont's engravings.