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The Art Portfolio of Dorian Gaudin


A wall-hanging artwork made from bent sheet metalUntitled

Dorian Gaudin is a French-born artist currently based in New York. In his practice, Gaudin explores form and materiality in works that combine sculpture, painting, installation, and assemblage.


An art installation consisting of numerous mechanical and metal componentsUntitled

I’m really drawn to the mechanical, sci-fi-inspired aesthetic that runs through many of Gaudin’s works. Some pieces use metal piping and have the cursory appearance of recognizable tools and artefacts, only to unravel upon closer inspection. The artist’s wall-hanging works look like paintings that have been manipulated, twisted, and pushed into new dimensions, like hanging sheets of steel attempting to disguise themselves as paintings. The way the artist bends and folds his materials speaks of a reverence for destruction, and simultaneous creation.

 

Colour also plays an interesting role in Gaudin’s works -- in many pieces, the grey tones of industrial equipment are prominent, making the pops of bright, warm and cool colours all the more striking.


A wall-hanging artwork made from sheet metal in a blue toneUntitled


About the author

Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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