Ernest Pignon-Ernest — Photographe



Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Past: November 13 → December 13, 2014

For now more than thirty years, Ernest Pignon-Ernest covers the city walls with his images.

His powerfull drawings of ample lay out bring back to the surface traces of a history, of a burried past, of a hidden topic that crash with the contemporary world, the every day life.

sovereign, his series are declinable depending on places and themes: South Africa and AIDS — Rimbaud (Paris & Charleville-Mézières, 1978-1979) — the call-box and the homeless (behind the glass, 1997-1999) — Jean Genet (Brest, 2006) — Naples and Caravaggio (Naples, 1988 — 1995).

Ephemeral by essence, those city walls fitting up naturally drove the artist to photography for information and evidence of his work. First a document ,little by little, the photography became a work of art of it’s own right. So the artist, who meets photography incidentally, will then practise it as a “ famous amateur” before seizing it thoroughly to make it the centre piece of his work.
  • Opening Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 6 PM
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14 et 29, rue de Seine

75006 Paris

T. 01 43 26 53 09

Louvre – Rivoli
Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre
Pont Neuf

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM / 2:30 PM – 7 PM

Venue schedule

The artist

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