Michele Mariaud, New York
Pascal Pierme creates a remarkable range of abstract installations that seem to arise directly from the medium itself, rather than from a conscious plan. He has an exceptional rapport with his materials. He enjoys working with a variety of precious woods to create sculptures that embody the texture, aroma, and strength of each one.
“I like questions more than answers; that is where my obsession to create comes from. Scientists say water has memory, I think that wood has memory too; because of its individuality, its smell, its temperature, its origin. Wood is strong, smart and full of surprising features.
“For decades, balance, movement, architecture and nature have been reoccurring themes in my work. I am interested in combining forms that are not supposed to fit together. I try to feel the movement of a specific moment and capture it, kind of like a ‘snapshot’. Thereby creating something that is abstract, while at the same time quite figurative. My work can be perceived as organic, as it is alive and full of movement. You can see it not only comes from somewhere, but is going somewhere too."
Pascal Pierme’s work has been included in over 80 solo shows, museum and international exhibitions.