Artists

Pierre Knop

Pierre Knop’s compositions chiefly derive from his personal well of memories. Scenes from the past, found images, and photographic impressions are all condensed and materialised onto the canvas. Emotions embedded in each scene lead to vastly different atmospheres, skillfully conveyed by the artist through careful examination of colours.

Knop explores the multidisciplinary nature of the art of painting. He instinctively employs a myriad of techniques to develop his intricate compositions, and his choice of medium ranges from ink to crayon, watercolour to oil paint, and acrylic to pastel. Pierre Knop strives to reexamine painting’s rules and conventions, and in doing so, blurs the lines between drawing and painting, gravity and levity, order and chaos.   

피에르 크놉 구성은 순전히 작가의 개인적인 기억들과 무의식의 세계에 의존해 만들어진 것이다.  의식적으로 기억해 내거나 우연히 찾은 이미지, 또는 사진으로 담은 인상등 모든 소재가 응축되어 캔버스에 구체화된다. 이러한 이미지를 다루는 과정에서 발생하는 다양한 감정들과 분위기들을 작가는 자신만의 독창적이고 고유한 색감으로 표현한다.

기술적인 부분에 있어 작가는 기본적으로 회화의 다양한 재료와 과정에 초점을 맞춘다. 특히 드로잉과 회화가 지닌 차이를 적극 활용하여 캔버스에 긴장감을 유발하기 위해 다양한 매체를 모두 적극 사용한다. 한 캔버스에 잉크, 아크릴 및 두껍게 칠한 유화물감, 색연필, 오일 파스텔 등을 모두 본능적으로 혼합하여 재료들이 서로 리드미컬한 상호작용을 일으키게 하여, 혼돈과 질서, 긴장과 명상 사이에 균형을 자아내는 동시에 의도적으로 엄격한형식을 배제한다.

Born 1982 in Nancy, France; Raised in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Works and lives in Cologne, Germany.

EDUCATION

2008–13 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany (classes of Andreas Schulze & Katharina Grosse)
2013 Master of Fine Arts, graduate as ‘Meisterschüler’ (class of Katharina Grosse)

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022

  • Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK

2021

  • Paysage Wonderlust, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

2020

  • Choi&Lager Gallery, Seoul, Korea, ‘Tetrachromatic Visions’

2019

  • Choi&Lager Gallery, Cologne, Germany, ‘Feast of Fools’
  • Setareh Gallery, Düsseldorf‚ Germany, ‘Osculum Infame’

2018

  • Annarumma Gallery, Naples, Italy, ‘Ei Gude’
  • Art Cologne, New Positions, Setareh Gallery, Germany
  • Lyles and King, projectspace, New York, USA, ‘Bachsimpel‘

2017

  • Setareh Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany, ‘Des wilden Zufalls Beute‘

2016

  • Jacob Bjørn Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark, ‘Mayor Projects‘

2015

  • Kunstverein Koelnberg, Cologne, Germany, ‘The Third Hand‘ (with Wolfgang Voegele)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022

  • FLOWER, CHOI&CHOI Gallery, Seoul, KR

2021

  • The Loneliest Sport, Spazio Amanita, New York, NY

2020

  • Ruttkowski68 Gallery, Cologne, Germany‚ ‘Mixed Pickles 7‘

2019

  • Ruttkowski68 Gallery, Cologne, Germany‚ ‘Mixed Pickles 6‘
  • Barbara Seiler Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland, ‘Finger Talkin’

2018

  • Anat Ebgi Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, ‘Worshiping Sticks and Stones‘
  • PM/AM, London, Great Britain, ‘01’ (with Tom Anholt, Jessie Makinson, Neil Raitt etc.)

2017

  • JAGLA, Cologne, Germany, ‘Saskia’
  • Kunsthaus Essen, Essen, Germany, ‘Memories of an Elephant‘
    (with Tamina Amadyar, Simon Laureyns, Mathis Malling Mortensen)

GRANTS & AWARDS

2016

  • Friedrich-Schneider Grant, Düsseldorf, Germany

RESIDENCIES

2018

  • La Brea Residency, Los Angeles, USA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2019-20

  • State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe, Germany, Professor

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2021

  • The Drawer: Revue de dessin, Vol. 20 2021

2019

  • Westall, Mark. “PM/AM Present ‘02’ a Group Exhibition that Explores the connections Between Mysticism, Narrative, and Cosmological Vitality.” FAD Magazine 5 June 2019
  • White, Katie. “Must-See Art Guide: Cologne and Düsseldorf.” Artnet 6 September 2019

2018

  • Wright, Michael. “’Worshipping Sticks and Stones’ at Anat Egbi.” Contemporary Art Review LA 5 December 2018

TETRACHROMATIC VISIONS - Pierre Knop - Exhibition Seoul 2020 - 2021 | Choi&Choi Gallery

TETRACHROMATIC VISIONS | 2020 - 2021

FEAST OF FOOLS - Pierre Knop - Exhibition Cologne 2019 | Choi&Choi Gallery

FEAST OF FOOLS | 2019

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