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Pierre Heintz





A graduate of European Graphic Design in Paris (17th), he worked for many years as a graphic designer within large industrial groups. In 2013, two of his designs were selected for the Nice Carnival. This will be the trigger; he has since become a painter-illustrator. We can now find his paintings on the walls of some beautiful villas, from the Côte d'Azur to Switzerland, from Saint-Barthélémy to Paris.

“I like the idea of a certain paradox:

a naturalistic, apparently bucolic theme which is in fact dominated by a certain radicality.

Plants, nature are not the subject but the means.

I use plants, exploring all the combinations and contrasts of shape and color, to approach the subject of painting itself. The incredible diversity of life as a source of inspiration but not as a model.
It is therefore a studio painting, without a living model, where the rules and decisions are taken upstream of the execution and are imposed on it. A painting that tends towards the mind of those who look at it, more than towards their emotions.
These rules are a uniqueness of format and composition (centered), great clarity (avoid effects), contrasts of shapes and colors (radical rather than aesthetic), the systematic repetition of shapes and their accumulation. (…)

So if music were to accompany my painting, it would not be bucolic music but rather repetitive music like that of Philip Glass or Steve Reich.

Despite appearances, I do not place myself in what should be called figurative painting.

That’s the paradox. »

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