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Altered states 31

$1,471
Painting
One of a kind work
65 x 50 cm
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65 x 50 cm
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Inspired by the ideas of wandering and travel, human figures take shape in a landscape that is itself a character. We don't know who is writing the story.

31st in the series, this is an oil painting on paper. The background is reminiscent of the golden backgrounds of Italian primitive paintings, the characters, they look like statues. They are both frozen and in a hurry to escape.

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Pierre Richir

Renowned Artist Renowned Artist

69 fans

Sainville (28), France

41 works

Pierre Richir was born in 1959 in Paris and began painting in 1977 during his studies at the Boulle School wherein he received an Applied Arts degree with a specialisation in furniture trade. 

After thirty years of a non-figurative approach, he came back to a form of figuration mixed with abstract elements.  His influences are mainly musical (Brain Eno, Robert Fripp, Laurie Anderson, David Sylvian), and literary (Jean Ray, Hermann Hesse, H.P. Lovecraft, Philip K. Dick). While his techniques range from acrylic to oil painting. 

In the works of Pierre Richir, the characters are often placed in unlikely environments, which puts the viewer in a universe full of questions about time, the precariousness of life, the human condition and the contemporary world.

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