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Pierre Weiss

Date of birth : 1950

Austrian painter and sculptor living in Paris.

In his recent work, Weiss often brought together paintings in panels hung on walls with 3-dimensional object sculptures place on the ground. Their lacquered surface reflects the viewer's image, like a watermark in the work. Combining it with a sculpture around which the viewer can walk, allows for an infinite number of viewpoints and therefore reflections. The viewer creates his/her own self-portrait.

Pater Noster provides the same kind of reflection. Despite the apparent dryness of the design, behind the crossing lines, between the rectangular forms repeated in the lacquered panel, hides the figure and the portrait for those who care to look.


Modern Art Museum, Paris, National Centre of Contemporary Art, Grenoble, Museum of Modern Art, the Hague, Museum of Modern Art, Vienna.