Lives and works in Montreal
Delphine Carufel (b.1992) is a Montreal-based artist who primarily works with sculpture. Her artistic research focuses on the contingencies between her experience and imagination, particularly in relation to her lived experience of a mental health disorder that alters her perceptions.
Using casting techniques, Carufel creates hyper realistic copies of body prints from loved ones with whom she has a trusting relationship. The imprint acts as proof of the existence of bodies and the traces they leave, which are significant to her.
While her primary medium is sculpture, Carufel has recently begun to explore painting as well, using similar ideas to her sculptural practice. She continues to use materials such as plaster and silicone to create three-dimensional works, into which she integrates elements such as flowers, paint, jewellery or found objects, evoking the power of her imagination and the effect of objects on the senses. Through her sublimation of her illness, Carufel integrates her unusual perceptions into her art, offering viewers a unique perspective on the relationship between the body and the world around it.