Worldwide shipping and free returns! Find out more

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

France Born in: 1942 Emergent Artist

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, ambassador of urban art in France was born in Nice in 1942. He lives in Paris where he spread his art in the streets of the capital.

With charcoal and black chalk, he sketches human-sized figures on posters and then sticks them. He works with ribbed erasers of all sizes, refines shadows and brings realism and depth to his work. Like an owl, he goes out hunting walls in the night in order to create. Discreet and quick are the key words for his nocturnal outings.

Ernest-Pignon Ernest doesn't choose his places coincidentally. Thinking about the space takes up as much time as the final creation. A true instigator, he deciphers the environment in its spatial and symbolic dimension. He needs to be able to capture the entire territory to have an expert hand on it and provide his fictional element afterward. The essence of the place is then portrayed to all.

With Daniel Buren and Gérard Zlotykamien, Ernest-Pignon Ernest is one of the founding fathers of street art in France. Since 30 years, he uses dreams and poetry in alleys and streets, plotting the furrow for those generations of artists that will follow.

He can't help it but he still has some urban art founding principles like the ephemeral. Ernest-Pignon Ernest produces in series  with the help of thin and delicate paper, therefore he goes with the flow of events. The work in streets belong to him and depend on him. The drawings will vanish through time or will be covered.

The artist gives a lot of important to the fact that creation has to be a part of his visual context. His human figures trigger face to face encounters with passers by, they are questioned while being on the street.

During his whole life, the artist defended all kinds of major social issues and became part of these in a political and artistic manner. In 1977, he was one of the founders of the National union of visual artists and the member of the French communism party.

His career and trips made him encounter horrible scenes. Firstly, he was horrified by the apocalypse events which hit Nagasaki and the walls still retain the traces, he sees shadows still impacted by the shock. The AIDS issue in South of Africa not to mention the struggle against Apartheid.

Ernest-Pignon-Ernest manages to capture the beauty and terror of the world, sometimes in the same work. He springs the essence of these two worlds, in order to question and stimulate the conscience, through finesse.

Read more

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Sans-titre, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Sans-titre, 2011
20.8 x 11.4 cm
Print

€ 350

Our recommendations Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Wagner, Drawing

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Wagner, 1988
36 x 40 cm
Drawing

€ 12,000

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Sans-titre, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Sans-titre, 2009
20.8 x 13 cm
Print

€ 400

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Passeurs d'humanité, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Passeurs d'humanité, 2019
70 x 50 cm
Print

€ 500

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Rimbaud, 1986
46 x 36 x 1 cm
Print

€ 1,200

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Regards, Rimbaud, étude n° 3, Drawing

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Regards, Rimbaud, étude n° 3, 1986
32 x 24 cm
Drawing

€ 10,000

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Etude d'après Marie Madeleine, Drawing

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Etude d'après Marie Madeleine, 1990
20 x 95.5 cm
Drawing

€ 14,000

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Pasolini - Dans l'infamie des temps, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Pasolini - Dans l'infamie des temps, 2016
102.5 x 69 cm
Print

€ 1,980

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Sans-titre, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Sans-titre, 2017
20.8 x 14 cm
Print

€ 450

Our recommendations Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Robert Desnos, Drawing

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Robert Desnos, 2008
38 x 28 cm
Drawing

€ 9,000

Our recommendations Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Véronique et son voile, Drawing

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Véronique et son voile, 1990
25 x 48 cm
Drawing

€ 5,500

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Etude de Fille, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Etude de Fille, 1998
26 x 36 x 1 cm
Print

€ 1,200

Our recommendations Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Regards. Rimbaud. Etude n°7, Drawing

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Regards. Rimbaud. Etude n°7, 1986
32 x 24 cm
Drawing

€ 8,000

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Saint Denis, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Saint Denis, 2005
70 x 50 x 1 cm
Print

€ 980

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Rimbaud, 1986
46 x 36 x 1 cm
Print

€ 950

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Pasolini - Dans l'infamie des temps, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Pasolini - Dans l'infamie des temps, 2016
100 x 71 cm
Print

€ 2,500

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Rimbaud, 1986
46 x 36 x 1 cm
Print

€ 1,200

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Extase, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Extase, 2004
35 x 24 x 1 cm
Print

€ 1,400

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Extase, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Extase, 2004
34 x 25 x 1 cm
Print

€ 1,200

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Etude de jeune fille, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Etude de jeune fille, 1998
60 x 80 x 1 cm
Print

€ 1,800

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Mithra, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Mithra, 2018
76 x 120 cm
Print

€ 1,000

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Etude de Fille, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Etude de Fille, 1998
26 x 36 x 1 cm
Print

€ 1,200

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Extases, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Extases, 2004
35 x 50 cm
Print

€ 900

Our recommendations Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Etude pour Extases (Catherine de Sienne), Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Etude pour Extases (Catherine de Sienne), 2015
75 x 105 cm
Print

€ 1,450

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud (69), Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Rimbaud (69), 1986
46 x 35 cm
Print

€ 700

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud (67), Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Rimbaud (67), 1986
46 x 36 cm
Print

€ 700

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Raimbaud (59), Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Raimbaud (59), 1986
46 x 36 cm
Print

€ 700

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, 3e Prix Jacques-Goddet, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

3e Prix Jacques-Goddet, 2006
57 x 44 cm
Print

€ 590

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Sans-titre, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Sans-titre, 2009
20.8 x 13 cm
Print

Sold out

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, L'entretien de la blessure, Drawing

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

L'entretien de la blessure, 2011
38 x 23.5 cm
Drawing

Sold out

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Sans-titre, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Sans-titre, 2011
20.8 x 11.4 cm
Print

Sold out

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Sans-titre, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Sans-titre, 2011
20.8 x 11.4 cm
Print

Sold out

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Regards, Rimbaud, étude n°5, Drawing

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Regards, Rimbaud, étude n°5, 1986
32 x 24 cm
Drawing

Sold out

Our recommendations Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Sans-titre, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Sans-titre, 2011
20.8 x 11.4 cm
Print

Sold out

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Sans-titre, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Sans-titre, 2011
20.8 x 11.4 cm
Print

Sold out

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Sans-titre, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Sans-titre, 2011
20.8 x 11.4 cm
Print

Sold out

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Sans-titre, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Sans-titre, 2011
20.8 x 11.4 cm
Print

Sold out

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Etude pour la Porte de Déméter, Naples, Drawing

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Etude pour la Porte de Déméter, Naples, 1990
32 x 38 cm
Drawing

Sold out

Our recommendations Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Portrait de Jean Genet, Drawing

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Portrait de Jean Genet, 2007
50.5 x 31 cm
Drawing

Sold out

Our recommendations Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Sans-titre, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Sans-titre, 2011
20.8 x 11.4 cm
Print

Sold out

Our recommendations Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Etude pour le parcours Genest, Drawing

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Etude pour le parcours Genest, 2006
42 x 62 x 0.1 cm
Drawing

Sold out

Our recommendations Ernest Pignon-Ernest, René Cassin, Drawing

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

René Cassin, 2008
25 x 20 cm
Drawing

Sold out

Our recommendations Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Rimbaud, 1986
46 x 37 x 1 cm
Print

Sold out

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Rimbaud, 1986
60 x 40 x 1 cm
Print

Sold out

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Etude de Fille, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Etude de Fille, 1998
26 x 20 x 1 cm
Print

Sold out

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Les arbrorigènes, Drawing

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Les arbrorigènes, 1984
101 x 58.5 x 1 cm
Drawing

Sold out

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Rimbaud, 1986
47 x 36 x 1 cm
Print

Sold out

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Rimbaud, 1986
46 x 37 x 3 cm
Print

Sold out

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Rimbaud, 1986
46 x 36 x 1 cm
Print

Sold out

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Rimbaud, 1986
46 x 35 x 1 cm
Print

Sold out

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Extases, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Extases, 2004
35 x 25 cm
Print

Sold out

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud (32), Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Rimbaud (32), 1986
46 x 36 x 1 cm
Print

Sold out

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud (68), Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Rimbaud (68), 1986
46 x 36 cm
Print

Sold out

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Extases, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Extases, 2004
35 x 25 x 1 cm
Print

Sold out

36-36 Les artistes fêtent les 80 ans des congés payés

Art Absolument

36-36 Les artistes fêtent les 80 ans des congés payés
From July 23, 2016 To July 31, 2016

  • Posts about Ernest Pignon-Ernest
Are you a gallery and would like to sell works by this artist?

Join us!