The exhibition retraces the artist's career and explains his creative and intellectual approach, for more than 60 years, through a panel of works and photographic testimonies of his prolific work than on the streets of the world. Nearly 60 works of art, photographs, charcoal, stone and black ink drawings, will be exhibited. mentioning 4 of his major interventions in the 2000s–ecstasies; work in prisons with 'Ecce homo' and the 'yoyos'; and finally works on the poets Pasolini and Desnos. Although he does not appreciate this appellation, Ernest Pignon-Ernest is considered to be the initiator of 'street art'. Worthy of a Caravaggio of our era, he creates with comparable talent large-format drawings that he makes visible to everyone by 'sticking' it on the walls of cities around the world. He travels, is nourished by encounters, creates theatre sets, elaborates reviews, creates portraits, posters, collages... thousands of works, always in a spirit of political and social commitment, as a defender of great causes, as a guardian of memory and collective history. At the end of 2018, Ernest Pignon-Ernest was widely revealed to the Belgian public with a major exhibition at the Botanic, which had gathered a record number of enthusiasts
Press release courtesy Galerie Laurentin, Paris - Bruxelles.