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Pierre Auville
4 carrés (Abstract Painting)

2014

$3,940.10

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4 carrés (Abstract Painting) Pigmented cement on foam panels. Structural and hanging frame on the back. Auville works with construction cement. Applying techniques used in the construction and ship building industries, he spreads the cement over Ursalite (high-density foam panels), creating pieces ranging in size from one to eight square meters. 4 Carrés ("4 squares") consist of four panels of cement pigmented with charcoal, carved before it fully dries. The drying process offers a short moment when cement is neither liquid nor solid. At this point in time, it is carved and scratched. Once dry, it shows a smoothened image of what was carved. Pierre Auville is a French artist whose work investigates and incorporates the aesthetic and conceptual qualities of manufactured materials such as cement, concrete and steel. He was born in Le Havre, on the Normandy coast, and lives and works near Paris. Auville explored many different fields before turning full time to art. He worked as a journalist, served in the French Navy, worked in emergency medical services and held various management positions in industrial companies. He worked around a lot of different kinds of manufactured materials and surfaces, which inspired him. As his artwork evolved he experimented with different mediums, exploring various kinds of alternative media until he discovered the rawness and versatility of cement. Cement allows Auville to search for the point where the colors of human-made materials go back to their original mineral essence. He references the various color qualities of minerals in stone, ranging from Lascaux cave in France, which he visited as a kid, to cement roads in hot areas such as California, to the abandoned WW2 “blockhaus” that line the Atlantic coastline of Western Europe. Pictorially, Auville’s aesthetic vocabulary is influenced by modern art movements such as Geometrical Abstraction, Arte Povera and Street Art.

Details

  • Creator
    Pierre Auville (1968, French)
  • Creation Year
    2014
  • Dimensions
    Height: 47.25 in. (120 cm)Width: 47.25 in. (120 cm)Depth: 2.37 in. (6 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    First hand item, delivered directly from the artist's studio.
  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU65938665722

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    Ships From: Paris, France
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