Pierre Marie Brisson: current exhibitions

"If we take the time to look at them carefully, the paintings of Pierre Marie Brisson and their rich texture offer us an invitation to travel, ..."

"If we take the time to look at them carefully, Pierre Marie Brisson’s paintings and their rich texture offer us an invitation to travel, to use the title of Charles Baudelaire’s poem.
They invite us to travel to a place of visual pleasure, enchanted colors, bathed in Mediterranean light, located outside time or perhaps, more precisely, at the crossroads of time. "
Larissa Bailiff,
Lecturer at the Museum of Modern Art, New York


MANILA HOUSE – Manila PHILIPPINES

The latest creations of Pierre Marie Brisson are to discover in Manila - Philippines

Pierre Marie Brisson’s exhibition "La vue de la Mer" opened its doors to the public on Tuesday 19 February. In the presence of Mr. Nicolas Galey, Ambassador of France in the Philippines, the evening of opening was a great success.
Until March 16, 2019, art lovers and collectors will discover and admire the latest achievements of the French artist.
These paintings made in his Filipino studio, invite to travel again and again to a place of visual pleasure, filled with enchanting colors and bathed in maritime light.

  • indescribable shifting landscapes, aerial and vegetal,
  • flat areas of color floating on funds both scaly and vaporous,
  • silhouettes and projected shadows that outline movements.


SHÉMA ART MUSÉUM – Cheongju SOUTH KOREA

Pierre Marie Brisson is exhibiting in South Korea in Cheongju

The colors of the Mediterranean, those of the south where Pierre Marie Brisson lives and works, are exhibited in South Korea, at the Shéma Art Museum Cheongju.
Until the end of November, Koreans will be able to take a closer look at Pierre Marie Brisson’s richly textured paintings. They will invite them to travel to the Mediterranean and its intense luminosity through series of simplified forms dominated by intense blues, striking orange-reds.
Upon returning to France, Pierre Marie Brisson will be involved in the programming of these upcoming exhibitions: at Paris Shchukin Gallery in November, the multiple European art fairs, and exhibitions in New York at Franklin Bowles, in California and the Philippines early 2019.


RBC – Nîmes

(Exhibition ENDED September 7, 2018)

On the occasion of the Feria, painter Pierre Marie Brisson exhibits at the RBC showroom in Nîmes **

The RBC Nîmes showroom opens its doors to the painter Pierre Marie Brisson, from May 17, 2018.
On the background of Féria de Nîmes, it is a very international artist who will present some works at RBC Nîmes. Inspired by the Mediterranean, they mark the spirits by their delicacy and their poetry, inviting to dream and contemplative meditation.
Pierre Marie Brisson, is rare in France and exhibits a lot internationally in prestigious places: he was in Paris at the Shchukin Gallery at the beginning of the year and will be in Saint-Tropez next June. He returned from Seoul where he exhibited at the Olivia Park Gallery, and is currently exhibited in New York City in the Franklin Bowles Gallery ... Artist anchored on the shores of the Mediterranean, he lives and has one of his workshops in the Camargue.

To the website of RBC Nimes Showroom.

Exposition Pierre Marie Brisson RBC Nimes 2018


Franklin Bowles Gallery

USA - New York Vernissage le 21 Avril 2018 - de 18h à 20h

Pierre Marie Brisson – Tracing the rythm of time

“Paper is the key medium used in Pierre Marie Brisson’s painting.

In his art, the use of paper symbolizes papyrus, a marvelous five-thousand-year-old writing material, which helped transmit a large portion of the Mediterranean region’s ancient history.

His paintings are covered with cut paper, which is coated in paint, folded and smoothed. The colors of the South of France are triumphant- cobalt blue, aquamarine, and rose madder. Vivid colors without gradient or transition coalesce to create arresting studies of the human form and plants: sea swallows – harbinger of joy, butterflies- an ode to Psyche, biblical fish-symbol of abundance and graceful Arcadian female silhouettes.”

Gilles Bastianelli – Curator Paris

Exposition Pierre Marie Brisson Franklin bowles 2018


Pierre Marie Brisson is currently exhibiting at the OLIVIA PARK Gallery in Seoul, South Korea

from January 12 to February 8, 2018.
(Exhibition FINISHED on February 8, 2018)


Shchukin gallery - Paris

Pierre Marie Brisson "Méditerranée"

"Pierre Marie Brisson is a contemporary fauvist. Over the past forty years he has painted forms and figures of the Mediterranean, this sea of Gods, heroes and men, which is cradled by the earth. His work is a constant tribute to the journey of Ulysses, sung by Homer in his Odyssey.

His paintings are covered with cut paper, which is coated in paint, folded and smoothed. The colors of the South of France are triumphant - cobalt blue, aquamarine and rose madder. Vivid colors, without gradient or transition, coalesce to create arresting studies of the human form and plants: sea swallows – harbinger of joy, butterflies – an ode to Psyche, biblical fish - symbol of abundance and graceful Arcadian female silhouettes.

Paper is the key medium used in Pierre Marie Brisson’s paintings. In his art it symbolizes papyrus, a marvelous five thousand year old writing material, which helped transmit a large portion of the Mediterranean region’s ancient history.
One might describe Brisson’s paintings as instilling an olfactory experience in the viewer as they are overflowing with plants, heady with the odor of Carthage, Alexandria, Apollonia... mythical Narcissus flowers, Poncirus flowers from a lemon tree, mint, olive tree branches and Acanthus, which is recurrent throughout the history of art and architecture. The symbolism and meaning associated with the Acanthus is that of the mythological nymph, in the language of flowers it is defined as a love for art. It is also a symbol of control and immortality.

Acanthus adorns the capitals of Corinthian columns and also appears on friezes, stuccoes and damask. Acanthus is one of the fundamental elements in Pierre Marie Brisson’s.

In his paintings, damask is the central focus. It creates a limit in the background that the eye cannot fully penetrate; like a wall covered with layers, pockmarked and worn by the French winds of the Simoun, Sirocco and the Mistral, giving proof of their transitory existence. The torn damask, peppered with holes, is the focal point of the composition, replacing the meaning and the scale of the painting under consideration. It’s not a gaping hole but a repeated theme and detail present in thousands of Brisson’s pieces. Through this keyhole we catch a glimpse of the real background, the Mediterranean - cradle of peace."

Gilles Bastianelli - Curator
Paris, September 2017

Méditerranée, 2017, 200x200 cm

Pierre Marie Brisson Exhibition – Opening night: October 26 octobre

The exhibit is open to the public October 27 – November 25, 2017.

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Pierre Marie Brisson on the cover of
20 May 2019

Pierre Marie Brisson on the cover of "Nous, l’Europe" Laurent Gaudé

Pierre Marie Brisson exhibits at Art New York
5 avril 2019

Pierre Marie Brisson exhibits at Art New York

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