September 12th > October 10th, 2019
Pierrick Allemand. The flying dogs. Oil painting on canva, 113 x 195 cm, 2019
EXHIBITIONS /// PARIS GALLERIES
POP EXPRESSIONISM OF PIERRICK ALLEMAND
Born in 1973, Pierrick Allemand is an artist of international renown: since 1998, his works are exhibited in Paris, Saint Tropez, Avignon or Albi, but also in Brussels, London, Mexico or New York.
The Teodora gallery dedicates this september exhibition in presenting some of its most beautiful pieces of art…
GALLERY TEODORA 25 rue de Penthièvre, Paris 75008.
Pierrick Allemand, No Border Opening Thursday, September 12th
“My characters are the ones you can meet at the corner from the street. Naturalist, I paint the beauty of the lowlands, “sublimated mediocrity”. Pierrick Allemand is a painter of everyday’s life. In his work, here we see a young woman on the back of the alley, where clothes are drying. There a vacationer in sunglasses passes through what may be a seaside resort. Elsewhere a woman with a vertiginous neckline is leaning on a bar. No claim of noble subject in this representation of all beings, the characters are universal. The stories told to us by this narrative paintings could be ours – with the exception of the fantastic details punctually inserted into his paintings, as in The Flying Dogs.
In the human comedy depicted by this artist of an urbanity where a succession of protagonists parade, it is the games of seduction and entertainment of all kinds that generally outweigh the rest. Love merchants and lightly clothed bodies, alcohol and cigarette smoke, are among the reiterative elements of his aesthetic. This celebration of the rage to live deeply is reflected in the painter’s particular relationship to the graphic palette: his colorful and sophisticated images, of a great modernity, share the optimism of pop art. Yet the staring eyes, the emaciated figures and heavy eyelids reflect the tumult of the soul, as much as the accentuation of their expressiveness is reminiscent of expressionism. As these works translated a desire for enjoyment, in a world in pain. For the artist, who does not feel particularly belonging to any artistic movement and is said to be influenced by punk culture, it is Pedro Almodovar and La Movida, whose colors he shares as much as the subjects related to a vibrant and transgressive city, which is its main influence.