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b. 1955, France

Bernard Piffaretti Biography

French artist Bernard Piffaretti bases his practice on repetition while analysing the components of painting. After art studies at the school of Fine Arts in Saint-Etienne from 1973 to 1979, he began to elaborate his 'Piffaretti system', fixed in 1986. This protocol is at the origin of every work he produces: each is composed of two panels apparently identical, separated by a vertical strip; one of the two parts is an attempt to duplicate the other, made beforehand. Once both panels are finished, the distinction between the copy and the original tends to fade. As the artist admits himself, 'the repetition, act by act, on the second half of the canvas, can only produce an imperfect image': Piffaretti's system aims at showing us this impossible reproduction of the artistic gesture. In some works, the second part is even left irremediably blank, because of the complexity of the shapes painted. Piffaretti also realises drawings after paintings, reversing the concept of preparatory sketches and using them to seize his own work.

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Bernard Piffaretti was born in Saint-Etienne in 1955. He currently lives and works in Paris. He has had solo exhibitions at Kate Macgarry, London, UK (2017); KLEMM’S gallery, Berlin, Germany (2016); Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA (2015); Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France (2014); Musee d’art moderne de Saint- Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France (2009); Musée Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France (2008); and Cheim & Read, New York, USA (2002), among others. Major group exhibitions include Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2018); Gordon Robichaux, New York, USA (2018); Kunstverein Schwäbisch Hall, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany (2017); Musée des Beaux Arts de Nantes, Nantes, France (2015); MAMCO - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Geneva, Switzerland (2007); and Centre d'Art Contemporain, Kerguéhennec, France (2005).

Bernard Piffaretti Featured Artworks

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Untitled by Bernard Piffaretti contemporary artwork
Bernard PiffarettiUntitled, 2018Acrylic on canvas
65 x 54 cm
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Untitled by Bernard Piffaretti contemporary artwork
Bernard PiffarettiUntitled, 1993Acrylic on canvas
185 x 126.5 cm
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Untitled by Bernard Piffaretti contemporary artwork
Bernard PiffarettiUntitled, 1989Acrylic on canvas
195 x 249 cm
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Untitled by Bernard Piffaretti contemporary artwork
Bernard PiffarettiUntitled, 1987Acrylic on canvas
144.5 x 140 cm
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Untitled by Bernard Piffaretti contemporary artwork
Bernard PiffarettiUntitled, 1993Acrylic on canvas
180 x 221.5 cm
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Untitled by Bernard Piffaretti contemporary artwork
Bernard PiffarettiUntitled, 1987Acrylic on canvas
245 x 195 cm
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Untitled by Bernard Piffaretti contemporary artwork
Bernard PiffarettiUntitled, 1990Acrylic on canvas
247 x 195 cm
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Untitled by Bernard Piffaretti contemporary artwork
Bernard PiffarettiUntitled, 2019Acrylic on canvas
200 x 100 cm
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Bernard Piffaretti Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Bernard Piffaretti, Bernard Piffaretti at Lisson Gallery, New York
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13 September–19 October 2019 Bernard Piffaretti Lisson Gallery, 10th Avenue, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Fifteen at Kate MacGarry, London
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11 November–16 December 2017 Group Exhibition Fifteen Kate MacGarry, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Bernard Piffaretti, Calligram at Kate MacGarry, London
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15 September–21 October 2017 Bernard Piffaretti Calligram Kate MacGarry, London

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Abstraction’s Exhaustion and Renewal Related Press Abstraction’s Exhaustion and Renewal 5 October 2019, Hyperallergic

Piffaretti, along with French peers like Bernard Frize and Jérôme Boutterin, were not engaged in simple stylistic endeavors, but sought out new possibilities for abstraction, and went on to discover a provincial form of idiosyncratic painting; Piffaretti's twelve modest-sized paintings on view at Lisson present themselves as an altogether humbler,...

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