Monday, February 2, 2009

Pierre Soulages

Pierre Soulages is a French painter, engraver and sculptor.
He is known as "the painter of black" because of his interest in the colour.

"Both a colour and a non-colour. When light is reflected on black, it transforms and transmutes it. It opens up a mental field all of its own." - Soulages.

He sees light as a matter to work with, striating the black surface of his paintings enables him to make the light reflect, allowing the black to come out from darkness and into brightness, thereby becoming a luminous colour.

One of my all time favorite artistes.
What I love about Soulages is how he manages to find endles possibilities with one single subject.
The way he works texture.
How powerful yet perfect each brush stroke is in the never ending black of the canvas.


Jordan said...

very inspiring work

May Kasahara said...

love it - thanks for sharing.

Le Bouton said...

thank you. his work is beyond words.

Abbas said...

These photos are awesome. Soulages work is rarely translatable to photographs, and you've done a great job!


Els Moes said...

Do you know what kind of paint Soulages uses for his paintings?
Is it oil or acrylic?