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Pierre Auville Art

French, b. 1968

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 works with construction cement, the Portland type, the main components of which are lime and clay. Applying techniques used in the construction and ship building industries, he spreads the cement over high-density foam panels, creating pieces ranging in size from one to eight square meters. The muted tones of the work are provided by the Portland cement itself; Auville does not use any kind of chemical resins to preserve its mineral quality. The result is a variety of off-whites, beiges, greens and grays, depending on the location and season of the cement’s production and the addition of mineral pigments such as slate or coal powder. The bright colors Auville sometimes incorporates into his works are generally achieved with water-based spray paint applied during the drying process or eroded spray painting. The works are also sometimes eroded, corroded, carved or polished by mechanical abrasion (such as sand paper, steel wires wool or scrapers) and intense washing. A thin layer of diluted varnish is then applied once the finished work is fully dry, for protection only. Auville explored many different fields before turning full time to art. He worked around a lot of different kinds of manufactured materials and surfaces, which inspired him. 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, 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.

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Z (Abstract Painting)
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
Z (Abstract Painting) Pigmented cement on foam panel. Structural and hanging frame on the back. Auville works with construction cement. Applying techniques used in the construction...
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2010s Minimalist Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Foam Board, Pigment

Deep horizon (Abstract Painting)
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
Deep horizon (Abstract Painting) Oil painting over pigmented cement on 2 foam panels with wood rail. Structural and hanging frame on the back. Auville works with construction cemen...
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2010s Abstract Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Wood, Oil, Foam Board

Joe and Jack (Abstract Painting)
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
Joe and Jack (Abstract Painting) Pigmented cement on foam panel. Auville works with construction cement. Applying techniques used in the construction and ship building industries, ...
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2010s Abstract Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Foam, Panel, Pigment

Grey Graphite (Abstract Painting)
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
Grey Graphite (Abstract Painting) Pigmented cement on foam panel with wood frame. Auville works with construction cement. Applying techniques used in the construction and ship buil...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Foam Board

One Dimanche (Abstract painting)
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
One Dimanche (Abstract painting) Pigmented cement on foam panels. Unframed. Auville works with construction cement. Applying techniques used in the construction and ship building i...
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2010s Abstract Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Foam, Panel, Pigment

4 carrés (Abstract Painting)
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
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2010s Abstract Geometric Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Foam Board, Pigment

Grey Graphite (Abstract Painting)
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
Grey Graphite (Abstract Painting) Pigmented cement on foam panel with wood frame. Auville works with construction cement. Applying techniques used in the construction and ship buil...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Foam Board

Mare Nostrum (Abstract Painting)
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
Mare Nostrum (Abstract Painting) Cement & marble powder on foam panel. Structural and hanging frame on the back. Pierre Auville works with construction cement. Applying techniques ...
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2010s Abstract Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Foam, Mixed Media, Panel

Z (Abstract Painting)
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
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2010s Minimalist Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Foam Board, Pigment

Douze lignes (Abstract painting)
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
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2010s Abstract Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Foam Board, Pigment

White stripes (Abstract painting)
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
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2010s Minimalist Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Steel, Acrylic, Foam Board

Still Steel (Abstract painting)
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
Still Steel (Abstract painting) Cement and corroded steel on foam panels. Unframed. Auville works with construction cement. Applying techniques used in the construction and ship bu...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Steel

4 carrés (Abstract Painting)
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
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2010s Abstract Geometric Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Foam Board, Pigment

Melting Pot (Abstract painting)
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
Melting Pot (Abstract painting) Pigmented cement on foam panel. Structural and hanging frame on the back. Auville works with construction cement. Applying techniques used in the co...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Foam

56 Squares (Abstract painting)
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
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2010s Abstract Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Oil, Foam Board, Pigment

Still Steel (Abstract painting)
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
Cement and corroded steel on foam panels. Unframed. Auville works with construction cement. Applying techniques used in the construction and ship building industries, he spreads the...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Steel

Stars & Sticks (Abstract painting)
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
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2010s Minimalist Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Steel, Foam Board

Wanawhite (Abstract painting)
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
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2010s Minimalist Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Marble, Foam Board

Douze lignes (Abstract painting)
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
Pigmented cement on foam panel. Unframed. Auville works with construction cement. Applying techniques used in the construction and ship building industries, he spreads the cement ov...
Category

2010s Abstract Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Foam Board, Pigment

One Dimanche (Abstract painting)
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
Pigmented cement on foam panels. Unframed. Auville works with construction cement. Applying techniques used in the construction and ship building industries, he spreads the cement o...
Category

2010s Abstract Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Foam, Panel, Pigment

White stripes (Abstract painting)
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
Category

2010s Minimalist Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Steel, Acrylic, Foam Board

Melting Pot (Abstract painting)
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
Pigmented cement on foam panel. Structural and hanging frame on the back. Auville works with construction cement. Applying techniques used in the construction and ship building indu...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Foam

Stars & Sticks
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
Category

2010s Minimalist Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Steel, Foam Board

Mare Nostrum
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
Cement & marble powder on foam panel. Structural and hanging frame on the back. Pierre Auville works with construction cement. Applying techniques used in the construction and ship ...
Category

2010s Abstract Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Foam, Mixed Media, Panel

4 carrés
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Foam Board, Pigment

Joe and Jack
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
Pigmented cement on foam panel. Auville works with construction cement. Applying techniques used in the construction and ship building industries, he spreads the cement over Ursalit...
Category

2010s Abstract Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Foam, Panel, Pigment

56 Squares
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
Oil painting over pigmented cement on foam panel. Structural and hanging frame on the back. Light and time fade colours. This artwork is an attempt to keep colours bright through e...
Category

2010s Abstract Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Oil, Foam Board, Pigment

Deep horizon
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
Oil painting over pigmented cement on 2 foam panels with wood rail. Structural and hanging frame on the back. Auville works with construction cement. Applying techniques used in the...
Category

2010s Abstract Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Wood, Oil, Foam Board

Whites
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
Cement on foam panel. Structural and hanging frame on the back. Auville works with construction cement. Applying techniques used in the construction and ship building industries, he...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Foam Board

Wanawhite
By Pierre Auville
Located in London, GB
Category

2010s Minimalist Pierre Auville Art

Materials

Marble, Foam Board

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