Celeste Dupuy-Spencer (b.1979) creates blistering paintings, loaded with a complex mix of iconography, drawn from the real and the imaginary. The artist grapples with urgent and fundamental issues through the symbolic and at times historical nature of its subjects. Both unflinching and empathic, Dupuy-Spencer gives life to arresting compositions that can be bleak and troubling, at times softer and endearing, in which the worldly and the extraordinary, the holy and the base, merge to present a multitude of possible meanings and narratives.
Image: There’ll Be Nobody Hiding (When That Rough God Goes Riding), 2020, oil on linen, 244.5 x 267 cm.; 96 1/4 x 105 1/8 in.
Selected Institutional Exhibitions
Celeste Dupuy-Spencer: But the Clouds Never Hung So Low Before
Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris | London / Holzwarth Publications 2022
With a conversation between Celeste Dupuy-Spencer and Louise Bonnet
But The Clouds Never Hung So Low Before (publication)
Louise Bonnet, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer et al.
Women Painting Women (group show)
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth
15 May – 25 September 2022
Women Painting Women is a thematic exhibition featuring 46 female artists who choose ...