The amount of detail in Duport’s work is almost more disturbing than some of the details inside the works themselves. When I asked her how long some of the pieces took and what the longest she ever spent on one individual piece was, she responded by saying, “I work very instinctively and above all, always driven by obsessions, that’s why I can easily spend days drawing, without going out or seeing anyone.” That is real commitment to what you love!
Would you believe after looking at her work that this artist started illustrating only a year ago with no formal training in art? With her departure from fashion after six years at WAD Magazine, Claire Duport decided to pursue one of her greatest passions, “drawing”. Through observation, contemplation and patience she has developed a very detailed and distinctive style,
currently limited to black and white. “I still feel the need of deeply exploring all the fields of density, gradient, light, shade and resonance between both tones. When I come all the way around, maybe I will get into colors,” said Duport.
May 20 13 @ 5:32 PMTom Petty & the Heartbreakers
May 21 13 @ 5:23 PMMoMA's Annual Party in the Garden
May 22 13 @ 5:37 PMof Montreal at Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 23 13 @ 5:27 PMØDD Spring Sale
May 24 13 @ 5:40 PMYacht at Shea Stadium
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX