Based in Paris, France
Pierre works with Plexiglass to create plastic and kinetic pieces that mesmerise with their color and light play. His art decorates not only galleries and design studios, but also fashion houses, who were some of his first clients
A: Please, tell us a bit more about yourself. What brought you into art?
P: When I was young, I was passionate about the color of Impressionist paintings. After 5 years of graphic design school, I obtained the diploma of artistic director at the Penninghen School in Paris. It was in my last year when I became interested in Plexiglass, which would later become my favorite medium. Once I graduated, I started approaching luxury houses by creating experimental projects for them in order to interest them. I started by working at the luxury house Courrèges as artistic director of perfumes and then very quickly I decided to create my own creative studio to develop artworks for art galleries and continue to work with brands in fashion, art & design.
A: What inspires you the most?
P: What inspires me is the graphic richness of different species and their colors, as well as the displacement of the shadows that I observe on the Haussmanian buildings in Paris.
As for art, I draw a lot of inspiration from kinetic art and movement with artists like Julio Le Parc, Daniel Buren, Victor Vasarely.
A: Do you have any specific rituals while working (creating)?
P: I assemble my works in my studio always wearing my white gloves!
A: What would you recommend to someone who's new to art (whether artist or just an admirer), what to begin with?
P: I would advise him to observe everything around him. Everything can become a source of inspiration, whether it's in a book, light, a color... Before getting started, don't hesitate to test and experiment. You don't want to look for results right away. Mistakes can also reveal great surprises!
A: What are your three favourite words related to art?
P: Optimistic, accessible, perseverance.
A: The best angle to look at art is from ...?
P: Connecting to the work and feeling the emotion it gives us.
A: The perfect phrase to start any conversation about art is: ...?
P: "What exhibition have you seen in the recent days?"
A: Must-read books to help us talk about art (or do we even need them)?
P: You can be whatever you want to be - Paul Arden. The spiritual in art and in painting in particular - Vassily Kandinsky.
A: If you could change one thing in the art world - what would it be?
P: Make art accessible to all: put even more art in urban spaces and make access to museums easier.
A: Please, share your favorite quote (not necessarily related to art).
P: 3 Latin devices inscribed on old sundials.
SINE MOTU CURRO: Immobile, however I run.
DO SI SOL: I give if the sun gives.
SOL REGIT OMNIA: The Sun rules over everything.