Jean-Pierre PINCEMIN


Born in Paris in 1944

He was 61 years old when he died in Arcueil in 2005.

His work has been exhibited at the Oniris gallery since 1992.



2019 : Pincemin, Jean-Pierre's variations, Stéphane Mallarmé Museum, Vulaines sur Seine

2016: Jean-Pierre Pincemin: I'm writing this to tell you, Orangerie des musées, Sens

2010 : Museum of Modern Art , Céret
La Piscine - Museum of Art and Industry, Roubaix
Museum of Fine Arts, Angers

2008: Yonne Art Centre, Château de Tanlay

2007: Museum of the Hospice Saint Roch, Issoudun

2001: Roger-Quillot Museum, Clermont Ferrand

2000 : One-man-show of sculptures at the FIAC Paris, Oniris booth.

1999: Liege Museum, Belgium
Auxerre Museum
Poitiers Museum
Taiwan Museum

1998: Museum of Fine Arts, Chambéry
Museum of Fine Arts, Évreux

1994: Museum of Mons, Belgium
Contemporary Art Centre, Orléans

1986: J.P. Pincemin, 68-86 " Centre d'art contemporain, Orléans

1984: Museum of Modern Art, Liege, Belgium

1983: French Cultural Institute, Vienna, Austria

1976: Paintings April-July 1976, A.R.C. 2, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

1975: Retrospective, Musée St-Paul-de-Vence


Jean-Pierre Pincemin's artwork is often described as one of the greatest and most "surprising" of his generation. Since he entered the artistic scene in the mid-1960s, he privileges experience as a source of knowledge. 

Painters' theories can be summed up in five lines, no more. They just have to be consistent, that's all. The important thing is to know how you see and to show what you see. The painter is the one who sees differently, anything.

His work is often described as one of the greatest and "surprising" of his generation. Since his entry on the artistic scene in the mid-1960s, Jean-Pierre Pincemin has posed as an empiricist. From this period of rigorous experimentation, the beginning of minimalism in the United States, the beginnings of the Supports-Surfaces group in France in which he participated, he has kept the spirit of an openness to new possibilities in painting, the spirit of invention.


In March 2003, Jean-Pierre Pincemin exhibited for the seventh time at the Oniris gallery. He presented his studio work, a place for geometric or ornamental, Chinese or zebra, tree or clover, the canvases oppose and play with each other, far from the rigorism of abstraction and figurative mimetics.


"Representing is the purpose of painting. You have to organize responses to what you see," he said.

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