Douglas Breault (b.1990) splits his time between Boston and Providence, with a studio in Rockland, MA. He works as an interdisciplinary artist- frequently overlapping elements from photography, painting, sculpture, installation, and video. He received his MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in 2017, and has been included in exhibitions and screenings at various institutions including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Bristol Art Museum, the Stone Gallery at Boston University, and the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts. He currently teaches art at Bridgewater State University.
I improvise with mundane materials and images, searching for signifying and self reflective sources to layer upon. Materiality is essential to realize my ideas, subordinating form to process. I freely misapply traditional artistic methods of painting, photography, and sculpture by incorporating banal materials, obliterated or overexposed images culled from the internet, and deconstructed forms to merge and support one another. Strategies of mimicry and abstraction bring into question truth and transformation by making apparent the phenomenological traces of tape, images, and imposed gesture. These accumulations coalesce object, image, and narrative into physical space.