Inspired by literature (Ovid’s « Metamorphoses »), by cinema (Les Enfants Terribles) or by radio, Helene Delprat develops through a daily practice and using altogether drawing, painting, photography, archives or video, a body of work filled with self-derision, some kind of book of Hours, both dark and sensitive at the same time where fiction and documentary intertwine. She likes the idea of a funny, monstrous, outrageous, melancholic death… Her real or fake interviews, her radio drawings and her collection of articles round up this sort of inventory of a world both fortuitous and deliberate. Her work also explores the questions of recording, memory, identity and travel.
Hélène Delprat will have a solo show at la maison rouge in June 2017, « I did it my way », accompanied by the publication of an exhibition catalogue. Her work was previously shown, amongst others, at the Musée Gustave Moreau, at the Jeu de Paume or at the Centre Georges Pompidou for the Hors Pistes Festival. A monograph will be published in September 2017 by Dilecta.
Her work belongs to great public and private collections such as Collection Pinault, Collection Antoine de Galbert, Centre Georges Pompidou, Fondation Cartier, MoMA or the Stadelijk Museum.