Pierre ANTONIUCCI

Biography

Born in 1943

He lives and works in Malakoff

He has been exhibiting at the Oniris gallery since 1987

 


  

2022 : Coulisses, 11th solo exhibition at galerie Oniris, Rennes

2014 : Centre d’Art Matmut, St Pierre Varengeville

2012 : Centre d’Art, Royan

2011 : tête d’affiche “L’Art faisant chemin”, Pont-Scorff

de 2007 à 2012 : Art Élysées – Champs Élysées, stand Oniris

2009 : “un artiste, deux lieux” Centre d’Art, Montrelais et Chapelle des Ursulines, Ancenis

2006 : Centre d’Art de l’Échelle, Charleville-Mézière

2005 et 2006 : Art Paris Grand-Palais, stand Oniris

2004 : Chapelle Saint-Jacques, Vendôme

2003 : Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry – le Crédac, Ivry

2001 : Maison des Arts, Malakoff

2000 : Centre d’Art Contemporain, Carré St Vincent, Orléans
Musée de Vendôme

1999 : Centre d’Art Passerelle, Brest

1998 : Chapelle Saint-Julien, Musée, Laval

1992 : Centre d’Art Contemporain, Castres
Carré des Arts, Parc Floral, Paris

1991 : Galerie Matisse, Institut Français du RU, Manchester

1989 : Oniris, expo “Le ciel et la barque” (Cat. préface de Bernard Lamarche-Vadel)

1987 : 1ère exposition à la galerie Oniris, Rennes

1986 : Galerie de France, Paris

1970 : Galerie Granoff, Paris

 

Overview

Pierre Antoniucci produces a work carried out with constancy, far from any fashion effect, in which both the pleasure of painting and the concern to reflect on the painting appear.

The centre of the painting is the place of dazzle and as soon as you reach the edges, you are closer to something hard, you feel that there is a frontier, a passage from one world to another, from the real to the unreal.

The founding process of Pierre Antoniucci's work is to be found in his "Circular Workshops": The painting is constructed from a hollowed-out centre that leads the figures to the edges of the frame in such a way that the composition resembles the throw of a billiard ball; each motif bounces off the edges and by a centrifugal sequence the space of the painting is drawn up by its perimeter.

 

Pierre Antoniucci brings us into the proximity, into the beauty of those ordinary things that have lost their function, that no longer have any use, but have become beautiful "in themselves", with time. The objects in his paintings are reminders of life, such as those that can be seen in the frescoes of Pompeii, or in what the Japanese painters of the 18th century called "tranquil objects". In Antoniucci's works, we can find the "traditional" pictorial genres: portraits, still lifes, landscapes, figured scenes... The initial composition, in barely visible ink, allows us to locate the main objects, to position the images and the materials that are eventually pasted onto the canvas. The paint will then cover everything and give the whole thing its lightness, make the backgrounds appear clear, make the space vibrate, reinforce the colour intensity of the objects.

 

In each of his works, all the elements of the pictorial composition (shapes, planes, figures, textures, colours, tactility...) are requested. Pierre Antoniucci affirms the pictorial gesture, the play of forms and materials, the burying or bursting of images, the possibilities of metamorphosis. From a composition, a painting can appear by resonance, by repetition, shift, rotation, sliding, tilting, reversal, making new colours or materials, new spaces emerge..

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Pierre Antoniucci, solo exhibition at Oniris Gallery February 2022

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