Worldwide shipping and free returns! Find out more

Pierre Clerk

United States Born in: 1939 Emergent Artist

Pierre Clerk (1928) is an americain artist who lives and works in New York and France. He draws his artistic references from the «painting with scissors» collage works by Matisse, the cubism of Picasso, the forms of Brancusi and van Doesburg and the Neo-Plasticism movement driven by Mondrian.

Actively part of the New York buzzing artistic scene in the 1970's, Pierre Clerk's singular works are based on a very personal spatially graphic language - often going against the current of the contemporary trends of his time. While at the end of 1960's abstract expressionist painters triumph, Pierre Clerk focused on an rational approach.

And if the work of the artist is much more purely formal than that of Leger for example, for whom he has a profound admiration, he retains from the master's research the interest for colour that is at the same time volume, form, and capable of transforming bodies into cogs of the great chromatic mechanics of a work.

The painter looks to multiply and diffract plans. If Clerk is touched by Newman or Rothko's painting, it is not for the expressivity of their gesture, but for their ability to play on depth by working on colour.

Known as a painter because revealed that way by MOMA's 9th New Talent exhibition in 1956, his geometrical abstraction can also be found in his sculptures which play trompe-l'oeil style or molecular structures in the 2000's and sometimes reach monumental proportions. Two major installations led this evolution in his work : Waterside Plaza (1977), supported by New York Public Art Council realized in Manhattan's East River and City Candy (1983), Toledo, Ohio.

Patterns echos from paintings to sculptures giving the work an autonomous architectural identity.

Read more

Pierre Clerk, 10AK, Print

Pierre Clerk

10AK, 1979
30.1 x 29.5 inch
Print

$ 1,467

Pierre Clerk, Flamenco, Sculpture

Pierre Clerk

Flamenco, 2015
10.2 x 10.2 x 3.5 inch
Sculpture

$ 6,111

Pierre Clerk, Sans titre Y/R/G/B, Print

Pierre Clerk

Sans titre Y/R/G/B, 1975
39.4 x 33.9 x 0 inch
Print

$ 1,833

Pierre Clerk, Tension, Print

Pierre Clerk

Tension, 1975
36 x 31.9 x 0 inch
Print

$ 1,833

Pierre Clerk, Quartet, Print

Pierre Clerk

Quartet, 1973
36 x 33.5 x 0 inch
Print

$ 1,833

Pierre Clerk, Quartet, Print

Pierre Clerk

Quartet, 1973
36 x 33.5 x 0 inch
Print

$ 1,833

Pierre Clerk, Quartet, Print

Pierre Clerk

Quartet, 1973
36 x 33.5 x 0 inch
Print

$ 1,833

Pierre Clerk, Print (Domberger series), Print

Pierre Clerk

Print (Domberger series), 1971
25.6 x 25.6 x 0 inch
Print

$ 1,222

Few works remaining by Pierre Clerk

These are the last remaining works by Pierre Clerk.
To be notified by email when new works become available click on the button below.

Showroom

Galerie Thomas Bernard / Cortex Athletico

Showroom
From January 25 To February 26, 2020

Masterpieces

Galerie Thomas Bernard / Cortex Athletico

Masterpieces
From July 30, 2019 To August 8, 2019

Are you a gallery and would like to sell works by this artist?

Join us!