Lucas Dupuy is an artist from South London who is currently studying BA (Honours) Fine Art (Painting) at City and Guild’s of London Art School.
My work is looking at abstraction, design and drawing, working within the medium of painting. Combining images with abstract shapes, line and marks, I have been trying to experiment with composition, collage, digital imagery and the juxtaposition of different languages in mark making. I have been fixated on nostalgia and technology from past and present, inspired by the places I used to visit, taking imagery from both memory and photography.
Recently I have been producing paintings and drawings that have a strong relationship with digital imagery. I have been working with Photoshop and illustrator to try and experiment with designing different layouts and compositions of painting that inform my studio practice very directly.
The process of painting a painting compared to the digital process of creating an image is that it slows down something fast, painting to me is creating a physical image in the real world not the digital world. This then also highlights the importance of every nuance of surface in my work and the ability for certain techniques to be read as fast or slow and how that may differ when viewing from a distance or up close.
“Art is a is a way of communicating different ideas and themes through an unlimited amount of different creative processes .”
Photographs and text courtesy of the artist.