Eric Pillot (b.1968) lives and works in Paris. He discovered photography after having completed his studies at Polytechnique School, received Instructor Qualification in Mathematics and enjoyed a successful career as an engineer and a professor.Read More
For more than a decade now, Eric Pillot has been working on a study of the relationship between man and nature, which leaves behind a large room for imagination. His several series had been dedicated to animal figure, which he captures their image in a poetic way among the installations of numerous zoos across Europe as well as the US, starting with photos in black and white, later in colour with the still ongoing series 'In situ'. He is also interested in landscapes with his entitled 'Horizons'. 'Parois', his latest series, consists a return to colour and becomes his fourth monograph.
He is the recipient of several photography prizes rewarding his series 'In Situ', including the HSBC Prize (2012), the Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière Photography Award (2014), and the the Beaux-Arts Fair Prize (le prix du Salon des Beaux-Arts, 2016).
His work has been featured at major institutions including the Orangerie of Sens Museums, France (2017), Louvre Carrousel, Paris (2016); l'Institut de France, Paris (2015); Centre Chorégraphique National Josef Nadj, Orléans (2014), and photo festivals such as Festival La Gacilly-Baden, Austria (2018); the Gacilly Photo Festival in Brittany (2017); the Circulation(s) Festival, Moscow, Russia (2017), the Photo Phnom Penh Festival, Cambodia (2017), etc.
Pillot's photography has also been included in both public and private collections including French Academy of Fine Arts (Académie des Beaux-arts), the Orangerie of Sens Museum, HSBC Foundation of contemporary photography, Salomon Foundation, Collection of Hermes Contemporary Photography, Collection of Group Fimalac, Collection of Modern Media Group, China, etc.
Eric Pillot has been working with Galerie Dumonteil since 2011.
Text courtesy Galerie Dumonteil Contemporary.