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Pierre Auville

Born in: 1968

France

Biography
Pierre Auville is a French artist, born in 1968. He likes to explore the aesthetic qualities and conceptual potential of construction materials like cement, concrete and steel. He was born in Le Havre but lives and works in the suburbs of Paris. Auville studied political science and art history. He learned art as he went along, by painting sail boats and boat hulls, followed by urban spaces. He prefers tormented mediums which were exposed to wear and tear, elements and human activities. He then took visual art lessons during the evening and in artist studios for about ten years. Auville explored various fields before devoting himself to visual creations. He was a journalist for a short time, he also worked in the national navy, emergency services in the hospital and as a director in several industries. Working in an environment with materials, surfaces and extremely radical surroundings nourishes his inspiration. His artistic work progressed towards the quest for various materials, exploring every single possibility, for example cement for its mineral aspect and multi-functional use. His work is based on the moment where color and materials merge and therefore get back their original mineral essence. This approach is nourished by observing cave painters like Lascaux, concrete roads in hot regions just like in the South West of USA, abandoned blockhouses of the Atlantic wall. Pierre Auville's artistic vocabulary is mainly based on geometric abstraction, Art Povera and Street Art. Auville basically works with construction cement like in "Portland" made up of limestone and clay. He uses techniques derived from construction and yachting. He applies cement on foam panels with high density to create works from 1 to 8 meters square. The faint colors of his creations derive from cement itself, and he doesn't use any chemical resin to conserve the mineral characteristics. He manages to achieve a large range of off-whites, beige, green, gray depending on the place and the season of cement production but also by adding mineral pigments like slate powder or graphite. Auville's bright colors are usually acrylic or pigments while the cement is drying up, or spray paint which is then eroded. Her creations are often eroded, dug up, scarred or polished with the help of various abrasive techniques (steel wool, glass paper, sand paper etc...) and by intensive washing. A thin layer of varnish is then applied to protect the material, without changing the look of his work.
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  • Painting

  • Painting Abstract

  • Painting Oil

  • Painting Acrylic

  • French Artist

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Pierre Auville, Deep Horizon, Drawing

Pierre Auville

Deep Horizon, 2015
35 x 39.4 x 3.1 inch
Drawing

$2,689

Pierre Auville, Z, Painting

Pierre Auville

Z, 2014
39.4 x 39.4 x 2.8 inch
Painting

$3,361

Pierre Auville, White stripes, Painting

Pierre Auville

White stripes, 2016
40.9 x 23.6 x 2.4 inch
Painting

$2,017

Pierre Auville, Douze lignes, Painting

Pierre Auville

Douze lignes, 2015
23.6 x 40.9 x 2.4 inch
Painting

$2,017

Pierre Auville, 4 Carrés, Painting

Pierre Auville

4 Carrés, 2014
47.2 x 47.2 x 2.4 inch
Painting

$3,765

Pierre Auville, Still steel, Painting

Pierre Auville

Still steel, 2017
46.1 x 34.6 x 2.4 inch
Painting

$3,361

Pierre Auville, Grey Graphite, Painting

Pierre Auville

Grey Graphite, 2016
43.3 x 30.7 x 2.8 inch
Painting

$2,420

Pierre Auville, One Dimanche, Painting

Pierre Auville

One Dimanche, 2013
23.6 x 40.9 x 2.4 inch
Painting

$2,420

Pierre Auville, Joe and Jack, Painting

Pierre Auville

Joe and Jack, 2013
23.6 x 40.9 x 2.4 inch
Painting

$2,017

Pierre Auville, #Z, Painting

Pierre Auville

#Z, 2014
39.4 x 39.4 x 2.8 inch
Painting

$3,361

Pierre Auville, Go N' Go, Painting

Pierre Auville

Go N' Go, 2015
44.1 x 23.2 x 2 inch
Painting

$2,151

Pierre Auville, Whites, Painting

Pierre Auville

Whites, 2014
39.4 x 31.1 x 2.8 inch
Painting

$2,420

Pierre Auville, 56 Squares, Painting

Pierre Auville

56 Squares, 2014
48 x 41.3 x 3.1 inch
Painting

$3,361

Pierre Auville, Melting pot, Painting

Pierre Auville

Melting pot, 2013
29.9 x 47.2 x 2.8 inch
Painting

$2,689

Pierre Auville, 56 Circles, Painting

Pierre Auville

56 Circles, 2014
48 x 42.1 x 2.8 inch
Painting

$3,765

Pierre Auville, Mare Nostrum, Painting

Pierre Auville

Mare Nostrum, 2014
48.8 x 70.1 x 3.1 inch
Painting

$6,723

Pierre Auville, Orange & Jaune, Painting

Pierre Auville

Orange & Jaune, 2015
39 x 30.7 x 2.4 inch
Painting

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