Pierre ” Soemone ” B. 1983, works and lives in Nantes, France.
Painting, a visceral, essential and brutal act.
Confrontation is a good word for describe the work of Pierre.
His work is a kind of rupture between calm and violence. He started on the street 20 years ago to paint walls and still continu in various abandoned place, he love play with abstraction of the sign and letters.
The instant, the gesture, it’s where Pierre work is. The line is like an obsession in his research, sometime dirty, sometime very soft. He love confronted these 2 feeling.
In Studio the time and reflection are not the same so it was impossible for him to do the same kind of work, it was too easy and without sense, so after a long period of elaboration, exploration and discovering. He started to see his own way.
In the paper and recently on canvas he found a good medium for play with the fragility and the hardness of his own practice. Abstraction, texture, line, blur, depth is a permanent re-search for him. Shredding, scratching, acid, burning are some regular technique to get what he are looking.
” Art is a personal & strange place where the emotional and questioning rule. ”
Photographs and text courtesy of the artist.