• Pierre Clerk

    Chantier dangereux, 2011
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    240 x 240 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Anything goes, 2011
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    80 x 80 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Chute de pierres, 2011
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    180 x 180 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Unintended Consequences, 2010
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    180 x 180 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Dark Passage, 2010
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    240 x 240 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Red Living room, 2010
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    240 x 240 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Autres directions, 2009
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    120 x 120 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    6Hex, 2001
    red painted steel
    Dimensions variables
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Amarillo, 2000
    yellow painted steel
    dimensions variables
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Costes & Bellonte, 1995
    Aluminium
    60 x 60 76 cm
    unique artwork
    Collection de l'artiste
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Lindbergh, 1995
    Aluminium
    60 x 60 x 26 cm
    unique artwork
    Collection de l'artiste
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Black Red/Orange/Bluegrey, 1993-94
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    244 x 244 x 6 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Quantifiable risk, 1990
    Aluminium
    95 x 120 xc15 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Bezyminai, 1986
    Painted steel
    53 x 46 x 41 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Momotombo, 1986
    Painted steel
    29 x 42 x 22 cm
    unique artwork
    Collection de l'artiste
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Africa I, 1980
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    213 x 336 x 3,5 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    PM, 1978
    Silksprint on paper
    42,5 x 101,5 cm
    Edition of 14 + 60 AP
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Penicuik, 1977
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    183 x 274 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Tapestry n°7 (Yellow, white, black) / Number 51, 1977
    Wool
    146 x 440 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Kovik, 1976
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    183 x 183 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    AT&T L/Lines, 1976
    Silksprint on paper
    19 x 81 cm
    Edition of 60 + 10 AP
    Epreuve d'artiste
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Laura, 1975
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    152 x 152 x 3,5 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Grey/Black/75, 1975
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    157,5 x 157,5 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Y/B Whopping/75, 1975
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    244 x 488 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    R/B Whopping/75, 1975
    Acrylique painting on canvas
    244 x 366,5 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Tapestry n°19, 1975
    Wool
    190 x 190 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Jim Dandy, 1974
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    Diamètre : 227 x 5 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Amarillo, 1973
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    Diamètre de 132 x 3 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Poole's gold, 1972
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    297 x 343 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Guallatiri, 1972
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    290 x 300 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Untitled, 1971
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    100 x 150 x 3 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Ave B, 1971
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    76 x 86 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Orchard street, 1971
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    153 x 142 x 3,5 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Naragansett, 1971
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    Diamètre : 244 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Colombus circle, 1970
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    254 x 203 x 4 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Crete II, 1970
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    218 x 187 x 4 cm encadré
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Siegfried II, 1970
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    156 x 135,5 x 3 cm encadré
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Goldberg variation, 1969
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    Diamètre de 152 x 3,5 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Crete II, 1969
    Oil painting on canvas
    217 x 187 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Untitled, 1969
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    223,5 x 415 x 3,5 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Untitled, 1969
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    Diamètre de 50,5 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Max Schell, 1969
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    189 x 212 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Baby Crete, 1969
    Oil painting on canvas
    217 x 187 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Interlock II, 1969
    Oil painting on canvas
    124,5 x 154 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Untitled, 1968
    Acrylic painting on canvas
    64 x 64 x 4 cm encadré
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    BKBG/BLYEL, 1968
    Oil painting on linen
    63 x 58 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk
  • Pierre Clerk

    Untitled, 1963
    Monotype
    60 x 77 x 3 cm
    unique artwork
    Pierre Clerk

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Biography

Pierre Clerk (1928) draws his artistic references from the elementary and universal forms of Brancusi and the cubism of Picasso, and is especially influenced by Theo van Doesburg and the Neo-Plasticism movement driven by Mondrian. He also retains the «painting with scissors» collage works by Matisse.
Pierre Clerk then appropriates the main artistic trends of his time (Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Post Minimalism, and Conceptual art?), selecting in particular the writings of Barnett Newman and his proposals on the subject of ?the spontaneous gesture?. The artist integrates these notions into his practice, producing precise and rigorous paintings.
Pierre Clerk?s singular works are based on a very personal linear and graphic language, often going against the current of the contemporary trends of his time. His powerful and structured works are not divested of movement or progress. His spatially graphic representations sometimes reach monumental proportions. The forms he uses are strictly geometrical. The horizontal and vertical lines, the curves and counter curves, impose and balance themselves in a relationship of volume and colour. These rational organizations of geometrical elements result in paintings of an objective nature.
While at the end of 1960?s abstract expressionist painters triumph, Pierre Clerk further imposes his vision. His geometrical abstraction eliminates any trace of pictorial content, any suggestion of an emotional relationship between the artist and his work. His artistic vocabulary evolves through works that are minimalist, monumental and modern.


Arnaud Dubois