The Begonia Exchange
Mark Dupré is a visual artist working in the tradition of the photographic still life. Dupré creates arrangements, temporary sculptures, of objects taken from the vernacular and organic world whilst exercising new ideas of colour, balance and form. The artist draws aesthetic cues from Japanese ikebana floral arrangements along with the baroque visual tradition of the sublime. Dupré uses objects as a way to distill a coded message in his arrangements. In the series featured “The Begonia Exchange” floral arrangements are reimagined with the inclusion of exotic fruits and vegetables collected from Dublin’s ethnic supermarkets as a way to highlight ideologies of globalism and the consumerist neoliberal market. Mark is currently a graduate year student of the Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland.
Mark Dupré • Sarah-Jane Kehoe • Indigo Lewisohn • Sarah Louise Lordan • Aoife Louise • Simon Meagher • Leon Nevill Gallagher • Patrick O'Byrne • Amber O'Shea • Chlöe-Louise Scanlan •