Pierre-Olivier Arnaud

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Exhibition View, Who's Afraid of Design, Cité du Design, Saint-Étienne, 2009. Photo: S.Binoux.
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Exhibition View, Ubac, Evergreene Studio, Geneva, 2015. Photo: Annik Wetter.
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Exhibition View, Untitled, Strange Days, frac île-de-france, 2017. Photo : Martin Argyroglo.
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Exhibition View, ONE MORE TIME-The Exhibition of Our Exhibitions', MAMCO, Geneva, 2015.
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Exhibition View, Post, La Tôlerie, Clermont-Ferrand, 2018. Photo:Mathieu Dussol.
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Exhibition View, Halo, Skopia Art Contemporain, Geneva, 2018. Photo : Skopia Art Contemporain.
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Exhibition View, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, 2009. Photo : Pierre-Olivier Arnaud.
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Exhibition View, Catalogue, Musée d’art moderne de Saint-Etienne, 2011. Photo: Yves Bresson.
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Exhibition View; Material, 2015, Untitled, (projet : cosmos - fleur 14), 2010, serigraphy on paper, 175 x 119 cm, Courtesy of Galerie Florence Loewy, Paris. Photo : Aurélien Mole
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Pierre-Olivier-Arnaud-le-Post-28-juin-2018-photo-Mathieu-Dussol-tableau-d
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Exhibition View, Pierre-Olivier Arnaud, Post, 2018, Courtesy of La Tôlerie. Photo:Mathieu Dussol
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Exhibition View, New Horizons II, 2007, Courtesy of Galerie Art : Concept, Paris. Photo : Fabrice Gousset
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Pierre Olivier Arnaud, Hotel Kosmos, 36 xerox images on coloured paper, 21 x 29,7 cm, Cité du Design, 2008. Photo: S.Binoux
pierre olivier arnaud, sans titre (abstract - fleur 01), 2014, print on baryte paper, 22 5/8 x 16 7/8 in. and 26 1/8 x 20 1/2 x 1 3/8 in.
sans titre (abstract - fleur 01), 2014, print on baryte paper, 22 5/8 x 16 7/8 in. and 26 1/8 x 20 1/2 x 1 3/8 in.
pierre olivier arnaud, Sans titre (post 06), 2012, offset print on paper, 26 3/4 x 18 7/8 in.
Sans titre (post 06), 2012, offset print on paper, 26 3/4 x 18 7/8 in.
pierre olivier arnaud, Sans titre (halo I), 2013, silkscreen on paper, 68 7/8 x 47 1/4 in.
Sans titre (halo I), 2013, silkscreen on paper, 68 7/8 x 47 1/4 in.
pierre olivier arnaud, abstract, 2014, exhibition view, art concept gallery, paris
pierre olivier arnaud, abstract, 2014, exhibition view, art concept gallery, paris
pierre olivier arnaud, sans titre (play still_halo XI), 2015, silkscreen on paper, 69 1/4 x 47 1/4 in.
sans titre (play still_halo XI), 2015, silkscreen on paper, 69 1/4 x 47 1/4 in.
pierre olivier arnaud, sans titre (play still_45), 2016, silkscreen on paper, 69 1/4 x 47 1/4 in.
sans titre (play still_45), 2016, silkscreen on paper, 69 1/4 x 47 1/4 in.
pierre olivier arnaud, sans titre (play still_14), 2015, silkscreen on paper, 69 1/4 x 47 1/4 in each, dimensions variable
sans titre (play still_14), 2015, silkscreen on paper, 69 1/4 x 47 1/4 in each, dimensions variable
pierre olivier, un autre halo, 2016, exhibition view, art concept gallery, paris
pierre olivier, un autre halo, 2016, exhibition view, art concept gallery, paris
pierre olivier, un autre halo, 2016, exhibition view, art concept gallery, paris
pierre olivier, un autre halo, 2016, exhibition view, art concept gallery, paris
Exhibition view, The Averty Show, Confort Moderne, Poitiers, 2015
Exhibition view, The Averty Show, Confort Moderne, Poitiers, 2015. Photo : Eric Tabuchi
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 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 - 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

Biography:
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.

Recent solo shows: Premiers Matériaux, Galerie Skopia, Geneva (2018); un autre halo, Art : Concept, Paris (2016); Abstract, Art : Concept, Paris (2014); Halo, Galerie Skopia, Geneva (2013); A Long Distance Call, Optica, Montréal (2012).

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

Bagna Cauda

Art : Concept presents Bagna Cauda, a group exhibition with Martine Aballéa, Pierre-Olivier Arnaud, Julien Audebert, Francis Baudevin, Whitney Bedford, Jean-Luc Blanc, Michel Blazy, Ulla von Brandenburg, Jeremy Deller, Richard Fauguet, Vidya Gastaldon, Geert Goiris, Lothar Hempel, Nathan Hylden, Jacob Kassay, Andrew Lewis, Adam McEwen, Philippe Perrot, Jimmy Robert, Pietro Roccasalva, Gedi Sibony, Alexandre Singh, Roman Signer, and Laurent Laclos.

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Our Mirage

Art : Concept presents Our Mirage, a group exhibition with Pierre-Olivier Arnaud, Walead Beshty, Matias Faldbakken, Jacob Kassay, Melvin Moti, and Gedi Sibony.

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