Pierre-Olivier Arnaud

Exhibition view, The Averty Show, Confort Moderne, Poitiers, 2015
Exhibition view, The Averty Show, Confort Moderne, Poitiers, 2015
Exhibition view, The Averty Show, Confort Moderne, Poitiers, 2015
Exhibition view, The Averty Show, Confort Moderne, Poitiers, 2015
Exhibition view, Lumières du jour Mamco, Geneva, 2009-2010
Exhibition view, Lumières du jour Mamco, Geneva, 2009-2010
Exhibition view, Lumières du jour Mamco, Geneva, 2009-2010
Exhibition view, Lumières du jour Mamco, Geneva, 2009-2010
Sans titre (projet : cosmos - Marquise Kosmos 02), 2010, silkscreen on paper, 117 x 78 cm, 46 1/8 x 30 3/4 in
Sans titre (projet : cosmos - Marquise Kosmos 02), 2010, silkscreen on paper, 117 x 78 cm, 46 1/8 x 30 3/4 in
Sans titre (projet : cosmos - object), 2010, offset print, 63 x 47 cm, 24 3/4 x 18 1/2 in
Sans titre (projet : cosmos - object), 2010, offset print, 63 x 47 cm, 24 3/4 x 18 1/2 in
Sans titre (projet : cosmos, ciel 01), 2011, sérigraphie sur papier, 175 x 119 cm, 68 7/8 x 46 7/8 in
Sans titre (projet : cosmos, ciel 01), 2011, sérigraphie sur papier, 175 x 119 cm, 68 7/8 x 46 7/8 in
Sans titre (projet : cosmos, ciel 03), 2011, silkscreen on paper, 175 x 119 cm, 68 7/8 x 46 7/8 in
Sans titre (projet : cosmos, ciel 03), 2011, silkscreen on paper, 175 x 119 cm, 68 7/8 x 46 7/8 in
Sans titre (abstract - orchid 03 - gris-vert), 2014, print on baryte paper pasted under diasec, 26,5 x 20 x 2,5 cm, 10 3/8 x 7 3/8 x 1 in
Sans titre (abstract - orchid 03 - gris-vert), 2014, print on baryte paper pasted under diasec, 26,5 x 20 x 2,5 cm, 10 3/8 x 7 3/8 x 1 in
Sans titre (abstract - orchid 03 - rouge), 2014, print on baryte paper pasted under diasec, 26,5 x 20 x 2,5 cm, 10 3/8 x 7 3/8 x 1 in
Sans titre (abstract - orchid 03 - rouge), 2014, print on baryte paper pasted under diasec, 26,5 x 20 x 2,5 cm, 10 3/8 x 7 3/8 x 1 in
Exhibition view, Abstract, Art : Concept, Paris, 2014
Exhibition view, Abstract, Art : Concept, Paris, 2014
Sans titre (abstract - fleur 01), 2014, print on baryte paper, 66,5 x 52 x 3,5 cm, 26 1/8 x 20 1/2 x 1 3/8 in
Sans titre (abstract - fleur 01), 2014, print on baryte paper, 66,5 x 52 x 3,5 cm, 26 1/8 x 20 1/2 x 1 3/8 in
Exhibition view, Abstract, Art : Concept, Paris, 2014
Exhibition view, Abstract, Art : Concept, Paris, 2014
Exhibition view, Abstract, Art : Concept, Paris, 2014
Exhibition view, Abstract, Art : Concept, Paris, 2014
Sans titre (cheerleader V), 2014, polaroid, 33 x 27 cm, 13 x 10 5/8 in
Sans titre (cheerleader V), 2014, polaroid, 33 x 27 cm, 13 x 10 5/8 in
pierre olivier arnaud cheerleader Sans titre (cheerleader II), 2014, polaroid, 33 x 27 cm, 13 x 10 5/8 in
pierre olivier arnaud cheerleader Sans titre (cheerleader II), 2014, polaroid, 33 x 27 cm, 13 x 10 5/8 in

CURRENT/UPCOMING:

Group shows:
• Posters, FRAC Normandie Rouen, Rouen/FR (01.04 – 27.08)

Pierre-Olivier Arnaud was born in 1972. He lives and works in Lyon. His work is based on images seen as patterns but tending to disappear. He asks questions on the status that such collected images can have, an unclear and precarious status partly on account of his refusal to define himself as a photographer. He does not see himself as a person who would shoot an image of something in order to propose it to others in a literal and immediate way. Pierre‑Olivier Arnaud works on the invisible part of images, on all that they have that is fragile and non-compliant, as well as all the representations and interpretations that they may generate. Pulling away from the concrete perusal of an image, he produces a multitude of patterns; very often abstract, almost always in black and white, playing with pre-existing visions and undermining the visible sublime. Thus dissolved, an image «first seems enfeebled, but on second glance we are drawn back to it in an effort to look at its details»(1). Pierre‑Olivier Arnaud’s works are a somewhat dark, direct and honest vision of the world; inviting us to look at things differently, going beyond the evidence of glossy aesthetics and penetrating the identity itself of an image.

Solo Show: Halo, Galerie Skopia, Geneva (2013) ; A Long Distance Call, Optica, Montreal (2012) ; Cosmos 2, Le Cap, Saint-Fons (2011) ; (pâle), IN EXTENSO, Clermont‑Ferrand, France (2011) ; D’ici-Là, Art : Concept, Paris (2011) ; Ubac, Evergreene, Geneva (2010) ; Lumières du jour, MAMCO, Geneva (2009).

His work is featured in the following public collections : MAMCO, Geneva ; Fonds Cantonal de Décoration et d’Art Visuel, Geneva ; Fonds Municipal d’Art Contemporain, Geneva ; Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne ; Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris ; Fonds Municipal d’Art Contemporain, Paris ; FRAC Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-Lès-Rouen.

(1) See exhibition : Biens Communs III, Mamco , Geneva, cycle l’Éternel Détour, 2013

Marie de Brugerolle, Mirror Ball

Institut français de Stuttgart en collaboration avec arte, 2005

Jill Gasparina, Pierre-Olivier Arnaud

Editions Adera, Lyon, 2009