Pierre Bellot uses various photographic sources or personal archives to create fictions where the composition obeys its own rules and creates a new meaning. By ridding each element of its original functionality, a formal game is established where the important thing becomes the path that crosses the work and associates each part to the whole. The image thus appears as the receptacle of inner visions. The subject is a bait, the starting point of an artificial structure in which the artist comes to trap the reality of the starting pattern.
Text by Cécile Debray Directrice du musée de l’Orangerie Viva Villa, Édition 2020, « Les vies minuscules »
Graduated from École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris with honors. His work has been exhibited in Avignon (Collection Lambert), Paris (Bastille Design Center, Palais des Beaux-Arts, La Villette, Progress Gallery…), New York (56 Henry) and Berlin (Galerie Noah Klink). In 2019-2020, he was a member of the French Academy in Madrid, at Casa de Velázquez.