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Pierre Marie Brisson

Fluid forms inspired by nature and the human body recur throughout Brisson’s work, with flowers unfurling, limbs flowing, leaves drifting, and birds and butterflies flocking in mesmerizing patterns. A sense of play is central to his approach: “When I work,” he has said, “I always try to keep the imagination of childhood alive.”

Biography


In the hands of French artist Pierre Marie Brisson, ancient motifs, iconic modernist imagery, and contemporary sensibility converge in multi-layered paintings full of texture and movement. Incorporating paper cut-outs in the tradition of Henri Matisse, Brisson creates bold patterns that often reference specific moments in art history while evoking the passage of archaeological time, with layers built up and scraped away in a continual process of invention and excavation.

Fluid forms inspired by nature and the human body recur throughout Brisson’s work, with flowers unfurling, limbs flowing, leaves drifting, and birds and butterflies flocking in mesmerizing patterns. From Classicism to Impressionism to Fauvism, he draws from a range of historical influences to create a pastiche that is entirely new. A sense of play is central to his approach: “When I work,” he has said, “I always try to keep the imagination of childhood alive.”

Based in both Paris and the South of France, Brisson grew up near the archaeological sites of Orléans and was fascinated from an early age by ancient civilizations. Apprenticing with artists including French painter Bernard Saby and Dutch painter Bram Van Velde, Brisson developed his original style through years of experimentation and historical exploration. Now included in renowned collections such as the Cartier Foundation, the Jewish Museum of New York, the National Library of France, and many others, his work has been exhibited throughout Europe, Asia, and the U.S.

Born

1955    Orléans, France


Selected  Solo Museum and Public Exhibitions

2022     Galerie Univer, Paris,  France

               Espace Michèle Goalard,  La Grande Motte, France

               Lefakis Gallery, Saint  Paul de Vence, France

2021     Franklin Bowles Gallery,  New York, USA

               Gilbert Dufois Galerie,  Senlis, France

               Au-delà des Apparences  Gallery, Annecy, France

               Espace Jacques Villéglé,  Saint Gratien, France

               Art Basel Art Central,  Hong Kong

               Yves Faurie Gallery,  Sète, France

2020    Château de Courcelles,  Montigny-lès-Metz, France

2019     Franklin Bowles Gallery,  New York, USA

               Shchukin Gallery, New  York, USA

               Manilla House, Manille,  Philippines

               Chosun Museum, Séoul,  Korea

2018     Franklin Bowles Gallery,  New York, USA

               Olivia Park Gallery,  Seoul, Korea

               Shema Art Museum, Cheongju,  Korea

2017      Au-delà Des Apparences,  Annecy, France

                Franklin Bowles Gallery,  New York, USA

2016      Collégiale St Pierre  Le Puellier, Orléans, France

                Maison des Princes  Museum, Pérouges, France

                Space Dominique Bouchet,  Tokyo, Japan

2014      Chapelle des Capucins,  Aigues-Mortes, France

2013      Espace Ugot, Marseille  European Capitale of Culture 2013, France

2010      Musée Faure, Aix les  Bains, France

                Eglise Sainte Anne,  Montpellier, France

2004     Musée d’art et d’histoire  de Cognac, Cognac, France

                Musée de l'Hospice  Saint-Roch, Issoudun, France

                Villa Béatrix-Enea  and Georges Pompidou Gallery, Anglet, France

2003     Musée des Beaux-Arts,  Château de Foucaud, Gaillac, France

1999      Städtisches Museum,  Gelsenkirchen, Germany

                Musée de Gelsenkirchen,  Gelsenkirchen, Germany

1999      Fondation Carcan, Carcan,  Belgium

1999      Château de Lussan,  Lussan, France

1992      Platform, Beirut, Lebanon


Museums  Collections

Musée des Beaux-arts, Gaillac, France

Musée des Beaux-arts, Orléans, France

Musée de La Poste, Paris, France

Musée Faure, Aix les Bains, France

Art and History Museum, Belfort, France

Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France

Städtisches Museum, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

Achenbach Foundation, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA, USA

Georges Pages Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA

French Consulate, New York City, NY, USA

Jewish Museum, New York City, NY, USA


Private Collections

Groupe Fondation Cartier, Paris, France

Société Générale, Paris, FranceCarré  Noir, Paris, France

Lecoanet Hemant, Haute Couture, Paris, France

Zurich Assurances, Paris, France

Novotel collection, Groupe Accor, France

Siège Rolex, Genève, Suisse

Collection Nissan, Japon

Dominique Bouchet, Tokyo, Japon

Mr. Pier Luigi Loro Piana, private collection, Milan, Italie

Mrs. Amalia Fortabat, Buenos Aires, Argentine

University of San Francisco, USA

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, USA

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Selected Artworks

Party Day | SOLD

Party Day | SOLD

Mixed Media on Linen

71 x 71 inches

23701

Simphony

Simphony

Mixed Media on Linen

59 x 59 inches

23700

Monstra

Monstra

Mixed Media on Linen

79 x 79 inches

23699

Les Douces Eaux

Les Douces Eaux

Mixed Media on Linen

59 x 59 inches

23698

Rendez-vous Avec Vous

Rendez-vous Avec Vous

Mixed Media on Linen

45 x 57 inches

23487

Emportés Par Le Vent

Emportés Par Le Vent

Mixed Media on Linen

39 x 39 inches

23484

Les Etoiles Amoureues

Les Etoiles Amoureues

Mixed Media on Canvas

79 x 79 inches

23338

Aquarium 5

Aquarium 5

Mixed Media on Canvas

Diptych 79 x 126 inches

23335

Born

1955    Orléans, France


Selected  Solo Museum and Public Exhibitions

2022     Galerie Univer, Paris,  France

               Espace Michèle Goalard,  La Grande Motte, France

               Lefakis Gallery, Saint  Paul de Vence, France

2021     Franklin Bowles Gallery,  New York, USA

               Gilbert Dufois Galerie,  Senlis, France

               Au-delà des Apparences  Gallery, Annecy, France

               Espace Jacques Villéglé,  Saint Gratien, France

               Art Basel Art Central,  Hong Kong

               Yves Faurie Gallery,  Sète, France

2020    Château de Courcelles,  Montigny-lès-Metz, France

2019     Franklin Bowles Gallery,  New York, USA

               Shchukin Gallery, New  York, USA

               Manilla House, Manille,  Philippines

               Chosun Museum, Séoul,  Korea

2018     Franklin Bowles Gallery,  New York, USA

               Olivia Park Gallery,  Seoul, Korea

               Shema Art Museum, Cheongju,  Korea

2017      Au-delà Des Apparences,  Annecy, France

                Franklin Bowles Gallery,  New York, USA

2016      Collégiale St Pierre  Le Puellier, Orléans, France

                Maison des Princes  Museum, Pérouges, France

                Space Dominique Bouchet,  Tokyo, Japan

2014      Chapelle des Capucins,  Aigues-Mortes, France

2013      Espace Ugot, Marseille  European Capitale of Culture 2013, France

2010      Musée Faure, Aix les  Bains, France

                Eglise Sainte Anne,  Montpellier, France

2004     Musée d’art et d’histoire  de Cognac, Cognac, France

                Musée de l'Hospice  Saint-Roch, Issoudun, France

                Villa Béatrix-Enea  and Georges Pompidou Gallery, Anglet, France

2003     Musée des Beaux-Arts,  Château de Foucaud, Gaillac, France

1999      Städtisches Museum,  Gelsenkirchen, Germany

                Musée de Gelsenkirchen,  Gelsenkirchen, Germany

1999      Fondation Carcan, Carcan,  Belgium

1999      Château de Lussan,  Lussan, France

1992      Platform, Beirut, Lebanon


Museums  Collections

Musée des Beaux-arts, Gaillac, France

Musée des Beaux-arts, Orléans, France

Musée de La Poste, Paris, France

Musée Faure, Aix les Bains, France

Art and History Museum, Belfort, France

Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France

Städtisches Museum, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

Achenbach Foundation, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA, USA

Georges Pages Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA

French Consulate, New York City, NY, USA

Jewish Museum, New York City, NY, USA


Private Collections

Groupe Fondation Cartier, Paris, France

Société Générale, Paris, FranceCarré  Noir, Paris, France

Lecoanet Hemant, Haute Couture, Paris, France

Zurich Assurances, Paris, France

Novotel collection, Groupe Accor, France

Siège Rolex, Genève, Suisse

Collection Nissan, Japon

Dominique Bouchet, Tokyo, Japon

Mr. Pier Luigi Loro Piana, private collection, Milan, Italie

Mrs. Amalia Fortabat, Buenos Aires, Argentine

University of San Francisco, USA

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, USA


In the hands of French artist Pierre Marie Brisson, ancient motifs, iconic modernist imagery, and contemporary sensibility converge in multi-layered paintings full of texture and movement. Incorporating paper cut-outs in the tradition of Henri Matisse, Brisson creates bold patterns that often reference specific moments in art history while evoking the passage of archaeological time, with layers built up and scraped away in a continual process of invention and excavation.

Fluid forms inspired by nature and the human body recur throughout Brisson’s work, with flowers unfurling, limbs flowing, leaves drifting, and birds and butterflies flocking in mesmerizing patterns. From Classicism to Impressionism to Fauvism, he draws from a range of historical influences to create a pastiche that is entirely new. A sense of play is central to his approach: “When I work,” he has said, “I always try to keep the imagination of childhood alive.”

Based in both Paris and the South of France, Brisson grew up near the archaeological sites of Orléans and was fascinated from an early age by ancient civilizations. Apprenticing with artists including French painter Bernard Saby and Dutch painter Bram Van Velde, Brisson developed his original style through years of experimentation and historical exploration. Now included in renowned collections such as the Cartier Foundation, the Jewish Museum of New York, the National Library of France, and many others, his work has been exhibited throughout Europe, Asia, and the U.S.

Pierre Marie Brisson
Biography

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Fluid forms inspired by nature and the human body recur throughout Brisson’s work, with flowers unfurling, limbs flowing, leaves drifting, and birds and butterflies flocking in mesmerizing patterns. A sense of play is central to his approach: “When I work,” he has said, “I always try to keep the imagination of childhood alive.”

Pierre Marie Brisson

For the last forty years, contemporary fauvist painter Pierre Marie Brisson has been using unique collage techniques to bring forms to his colorful compositions. Working from his studios in Paris, and from the heart of Camargue in the South of France, he paints his surrounding nature and the Mediterranean sea onto the canvas with powerful brushstrokes. A descendant of Gauguin, Brisson has been associated with French masters Matisse and Degas with his paper cutout motifs through multiple bodies of work. Spanning an extensive international exhibition history, his paintings can be found in the permanent collections of major institutions in North America, Europe and Asia.

Fluid forms inspired by nature and the human body recur throughout Brisson’s work, with flowers unfurling, limbs flowing, leaves drifting, and birds and butterflies flocking in mesmerizing patterns. A sense of play is central to his approach: “When I work,” he has said, “I always try to keep the imagination of childhood alive.”

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