Autoportraits, portraits, industrial and marine landscapes, cities and still lives are the themes taken up by Laurent Dauptain through various drawing and painting techniques. It is without doubt his fierce and prolific practice of autoportraitism over the last twenty years that sets him apart… “He paints autoportraits with fascinating expressionist vigor. Focusing on the face, Dauptain does not only captivate changes inflicted by time, but the various expressions of a single face. The large strikes of paint provide much relief and shades with Siene-Carmin colors highlighted by white touches. ” – Extract from the Modern and Contemporary Plastic Art Dictionary – Jean-Pierre Delarge – Grund Editions.