Galerie Eric Dupont
Presentation of the gallery
For thirty-three years, the Eric Dupont gallery has been striving to meet, show and support young artists over the long term. Among those she met at the beginning, we can mention: Paul Pagk, Carlos Kusnir, Damien Cabanes, Didier Mencoboni, Gabrielle Wambaugh, since then, two new generations have come to be part of the history of the gallery with: Yazid Oulab, Mathieu Pernot, Taysir Batniji, Thierry Costesèque.
The gallery remains attentive to creation and emerging scenes. She then had the chance to work with younger artists such as the Polish Katarzyna Wiesiolek, the Congolese Willys Kezi, the Beninese Roméo Mivekannin or the Zimbabwean Terrence Musikewa who represented his country at the recent Venice Biennale.
The gallery's gaze is also focused on transversal artists who work at the frontiers of fashion, sculpture and performance, such as the Ghent-based designer Tom Van Der Borght, who won the Grand Prix at the 2020 International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Accessories at the Villa Noailles in Hyères.
The gallery participates in fairs spread over several continents: Cape Town Art Fair, 1-54 New York & London, Art Brussels, Art Paris or Paris Photo.
Presentation of the artist in focus
Among Damien Cabanes' favourite subjects: there are children, more recently the artist has devoted himself totally to the observation of flowers to this classic theme of painting: the still life that he tries to reinvent.
He always draws from a "living model", he needs this presence to reproduce the sensations he experiences. If he loves to paint children so much, the reason is certainly rooted in the fact that they have kept this part of innocence that these flowers also have there in the studio and that Damien looks at with a particularly sharp eye.
His gestures are of great authority, they are precise, his dark circles are dazzling and his color is just right. In his models, the artist knows how to draw this deep humanity that inhabits his works and that overwhelms those who take the time to look at them.