(Atol) Bertrand Dupuche, born in Mauritius, migrated to Australia in 1996, is best known for the depth, dynamic aliveness and meditative fragrance he captures in his abstract paintings. Through the use of acrylic inks and paints, he emulates one of the states some of us are aiming at integrating and embodying in a lifetime "going with the flow." His paintings are reminiscent of snapshots of our universe. Combining western therapy methods with an eastern meditative approach, he invites viewers to reconnect with their creative intelligence, vulnerability, open-mindedness and inner depth so they are inspired to live a more fulfilling life.
He uses painting as a way to remain open to the immediacy of the moment and as a bridge to discover the mysteries of life. This process enables him to be available to new creative ways of embracing life’s challenges using painting as a device. His meeting with dancer, Osho art therapist and painter Meera Hashimoto in 2009–2010, transformed and reconnected him with a deeper way of painting, feeling and seeing.
Atol has a lifelong passion for art, music, and design, beginning his career as a graphic and brand story designer and establishing himself as an abstract painter. He tends to paint in the early hours of the morning. Sometimes waking up at 3:30–4:00 am, feels like the most blissful of experiences. While most people are asleep, he’s painting and listening to his favourite world music collection. He now lives in Brisbane, Australia.