Pierre Marie Lejeune


25.01.19 > 23.03.19

Born in 1954, Pierre Marie Lejeune defines himself as a sculptor-draftsman. This exhibition will reflect these two practices since it will present not only sculptures but also a series of recent drawings.
Fellow of the "Villa Medici outside the walls" in 1983, he spent a year in Luxor. His meeting in the 80s with Niki de Saint Phalle will be decisive and strong ties of work and friendship will unite them until the death of Niki in 2002. Since then, he has not stopped developing a repertoire of forms which is similar to the writing of a virtual alphabet that he declines throughout his work. His favorite materials are steel, glass, light and water. Wishing to intervene as little as possible on the material, he has always favored poor materials and refuses any concession to ornamentation.   

Il a exposé dans plusieurs musées et centres d’art : au Mamac (Nice), à l’Arsenal de Metz, au National Museum of China (Pekin), au Seoul Art Center, à la National Gallery de Sofia (Bulgarie), au Parc Tournay-Solvay à Bruxelles, (Espace Européen pour la Sculpture) où il fut le sculpteur français choisi pour exposer durant la Présidence française de L’UE.

Espace Rez-à-rue