Pluie battante, fleurs roses et un papillon en tube qui passe par là


Pigment and acrylic on canvas mounted on stretcher

211 × 245 cm (83 1/16 × 96 7/16 in.)

Ghostly shapes dot a landscape torn between intense red and white, stretching out like a puddle of water with many reflections. Some of them take shape in patches of colour. Others are drawn directly on the painting, creating a funny yet disturbing scene.

Hélène Delprat is mainly a painter but writing, making videos and designing sets enrich her imaginative, unsettling world. In the 1990s she created and was the head curator of a “museum of titles”. “I love titles, movie titles, book titles, and I love to change my own,” she says. Driving rain, pink flowers and a butterfly in a tube illustrate this tropism.

This painting by Hélène Delprat is being presented for the first time by the Pinault Collection during the “Untitled, 2020” exhibition at the Punta della Dogana in Venice (2020).