Born in 1972. Lives and works between Brussels and Paris
Through painting and installations Nicolas Delprat proposes a reflection on the value of light in painting, leveraging art history, from the invention of photography, to Dan Flavin’s neon lights, and James Turrell’s environments. He focuses on representation to give his source of light a mnemonic and pictorial treatment. His paintings thus recall memories of lights: forgotten lights recollected or imagined, but ultimately reinterpreted through painting. They represent the storytelling starting point, one that the spectator can freely fuel.
Nicolas Delprat graduated from l’école nationale supérieure des Beaux arts of Lyon (1997). In 1998, he completes a graduate international diploma in Nantes, France. In 2017/2018, he is an artist member of Casa Velazquez in Madrid. His work is part of numerous private and public collections like the Fond Régional d’art contemporain d’Auvergne, the CNAP…