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Pierre Soulages

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Birthplace
Rodez, France

Birth year
1919

Representing galleries

Statement

Pierre Soulages is a French painter, engraver and sculptor. He is known as "the painter of black" because of his interest in the colour ("Both a colour and a non-colour. When light is reflected on black, it transforms and transmutes it. It opens up a mental field all of its own."). He sees light as a matter to work with; striating the black surface of his paintings enables him to make the light reflect, allowing the black to come out from darkness and into brightness, thereby becoming a luminous colour.

From 1987 to 1994, he produced 104 stained glass windows for the romanesque Abbey church Sainte-Foy in Conques (Aveyron, France). In 2006, a composition of 1959 sold for 1.200.000 euros at Sotheby's.

You can visit his official web site here.

Portrait photo courtesy of the artist and Robert Miller Gallery.

Recent Exhibits

Pierre Soulages participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2014 Solo Exhibition
Dominique Lévy Gallery
 
Apr, 2014 Solo Exhibition
Galerie Perrotin New York
 
Feb, 2014 View/Review: Contemporary Masters
Zane Bennett Contemporary Art
 
Nov, 2013 Hantaï, Hartung, Soulages, Tàpies
Timothy Taylor Gallery
 
Nov, 2013 On Abstraction III At the Same Time, Elsewhere …
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
 
Oct, 2013 Art & Textiles - Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to the Present
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Pierre Soulages
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