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Rennes (35), France
Pierre Le Roy started working on painting in 1990 when he discovered the 30-year retrospective of Pierre Soulages' work in Nantes. He wanted to do it immediately. He hadn't painted since the first grade at school.
He immediately favoured large formats to work on the ground. Since then, Pierre Le Roy has aspired to create a landscape of monochrome construction and erosion. Each painting chosen is an experiment, the result of a gesture that is right in his eyes.
Paper can sometimes escape when the work required is too exhausting; when it is saturated with water, it sometimes has difficulty resisting its attacks. Pierre Le Roy uses large scrapers and masonry knives to move and remove the top layer that is not yet dry.
He doesn't work every day. Indeed, he needs time to create but when he is ready, Pierre Le Roy creates in one go. He never returns to his canvases a second time.
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