Les Artistes

"Lightness?" january - march 2012

Born in 1942 in France. Lives and works in Paris.

Ernest Pignon-Ernest has made the street both the setting and the subject of his works of art. "Places are my essential materials. I try to understand, to grasp everything that can be seen there – space, light, colours – and at the same time everything that cannot or can no longer be seen: history, buried memories." He makes prints and drawings that he reproduces and pastes on walls, doors or stairs. Photographs keep record of his ephemeral interventions. Pignon-Ernest does not sign his work; they disappear with time, weather and possible extraction.


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