About the artist:
Patrick Dupré (born 1945 in Paris, France) is a French Op Art and Kinetic artist. While working for the aluminum company Pechiney in Paris in 1964 he created his first work "Skyscraper" on an aluminum plate with the help of rubber, ink, sharpener, blade and a Shabu knife. In the years 1965-1968 he worked as a street artist and sold his works every Saturday and Sunday on the Boulevard Saint-Michel in Paris at the gates of the Lycée Saint-Louis. In 1968 he participated in the May uprisings of Paris. Between 1971 and 1973 he developed his own techniques for the reproduction of engravings on aluminum foil. In the same years he also invented a new method for industrial engraving on silver, gold and metal bowls. He is also familiar with all etching techniques. He produced artistic prints by hand, copperplate engravings, gravure prints and drypoint etchings. Since 2012, he produces Op-Art jewelry based on his artworks and lives in the French province.