Aurelien Couput

October 02, 2012, 8:25am

In the Studio: The Process of a Painting with Aurélien Couput

The topic of visibility and invisibility is something I am really drawn to in art – what an artist chooses to make visible or invisible is a theme that I find to be fascinating, densely packed, and layered.

Aurélien Couput’s (NAP #99) painting Enola Gay falls in this category.  As the title suggests, the subject of his work is the Boeing B-29 bomber used to bomb Hiroshima.  However, Couput eliminates the object, central focus, and namesake altogether, shifting the subject of his work to the aftereffects brought on by Enola Gay.

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