In anticipation of the grand opening of its Paris gallery later this month, the influential mega-gallery, Hauser & Wirth, recently announced its representation of Helene Delprat, an accomplished artist based in the French capital. Delprat’s works will be showcased and exhibited in collaboration with Galerie Christophe Gaillard, marking a significant shift from her previous representation by Carlier | Gebauer in Berlin and Madrid.
Delprat’s Artistic Evolution
Hélène Delprat first gained acclaim in the 1980s for her figurative paintings, but her artistic journey has taken her into more enigmatic and multifaceted realms. Her creations seamlessly blend drawing, photography, film, installation, sculpture, and various other mediums, resulting in a body of work that has resonated widely in her native France.
Many of Delprat’s pieces find their inspiration in her meticulously kept diaries and archives, but she masterfully strips these images of their context, imbuing them with an air of mystery and inscrutability.
Marc Payot, President of Hauser & Wirth, commented on Delprat’s work, stating that it “defies traditional boundaries between visual forms and expands the definition of what it means to be an artist in a world where cultural history and accumulated knowledge often dissipate too swiftly. Delprat draws from this tumultuous backdrop to craft art that seamlessly marries humor and melancholy with exceptional intelligence. The remarkable diversity within Helene body of work serves as a reflection of the human experience in our contemporary world.”
Upcoming Exhibitions and Shows
Currently, Hélène Delprat is enjoying a solo exhibition at the Musée Picasso in Paris, and she is poised to participate in the Biennale de Lyon next year. In addition, her work will take center stage in a solo show at Hauser & Wirth in Paris this coming January. The gallery also has plans to feature her creations at Paris+, par Art Basel later this month.
Hauser & Wirth’s Expanding Artistic Universe
Hauser & Wirth’s Paris gallery will make its debut on October 14 with a captivating Henry Taylor exhibition. However, this is just one of the gallery’s exciting developments, as it has further expansion plans in the pipeline. New galleries are set to open in New York’s SoHo neighborhood and the Swiss city of Basel.
Hélène Delprat marks the third artist to join Hauser & Wirth’s esteemed roster in September alone, following the addition of Golden Lion winner Sonia Boyce and the painter Firelei Báez. This announcement brings the total number of artists represented by the gallery to six since the beginning of June, underlining Hauser & Wirth’s commitment to fostering diverse and innovative artistic talent.