Biography

PL POUJOL

Pierre-Luc Poujol was born in 1963 in Alès (Cévennes, FRANCE).

In 1984, he began brilliant studies in applied arts, from which he graduated top of his class (first prize in drawing, first prize in perspective, first prize in sketching).

After spending his time between France and the United States for several years, in 2018 he finally set up his workshop in the South of France, near Montpellier.

Influenced by the rural roots of his farming grandfather and lulled by the spiritual environment of his pastor father, Pierre-Luc Poujol develops an early sensitivity to the world and nature around him.

Acclaimed for his work and artistic commitment, he has won numerous prestigious awards. In particular, he was the winner of the international prize awarded by UNESCO for two-thousandth anniversary of the Nativity.

Pierre-Luc Poujol strives to forge special links with museums. His last exhibition « Voyage à Giverny », at the Paul Valéry Museum (France), was a great opportunity to become part of the permanent collection.

A committed artist, in spring 2022 he will become the first ambassador of the French NGO Coeur de Forêt, for which he will lend his voice and his paintbrushes in favor of preserving our biodiversity.

He is currently working on his next museum exhibition, which will be presented to the public at the Musée Paul Valéry from March 23 to May 26, 2024.

Artistic approach

One only has to enter Pierre-Luc Poujol‘s studio, nestled in the heart of a dense forest, to immediately understand his intimate fascination for the plant world.

This is a source of inspiration for the artist, which he translates into both painting and sculpture.

Each of Pierre-Luc Poujol’s works is the concrete form of a boundless quest, where the boundaries between traditional techniques and avant-garde approaches become blurred. For him, creation becomes a constantly evolving field of exploration.

In addition to the projection and dripping that give his painting its uniqueness, Pierre-Luc Poujol also uses his own organic and unconventional tools in his creations: tree branches, plant ashes, charcoal, allowing him a more intimate connection with his subject.

Pierre-Luc Poujol translates into his painting a real desire to be at one with his work. Without ever touching them, he has the tenacious will to bring meaning to them while offering everyone the freedom to appropriate them.

“To paint is to accept to lose” is how the artist defines his artistic commitment. Indeed, painting represents for him a risk, a path, an adventure and translates the concrete form of a free and intuitive expression without trying to reach a specific goal but instead to constantly explore new territories.

career

Museum exhibitions

Museum exhibition

2024

  • Paul Valéry Museum – “Arborescences”

2020

  • Paul Valéry Museum – “Voyage à Giverny”

Solo shows

Expositions personnelles & collectives

2023 

  • Hugo Gallery – Soho, New-York
  • Ida Médicis Gallery – Paris

2022

  • Ida Médicis Gallery – Paris
  • Culture Inside Gallery – Luxembourg
  • Ariel Jakob Gallery – Paris

2021

  • Le Confort des Etranges Gallery – Toulouse
  • Church of Saint Jean Baptiste – Castelnau-le-Lez
  • Nezhakanouni interior design – Marbella (Espagne)
  • Ida Médicis Gallery  – Paris

2020

  • Artelite Gallery – Montpellier
  • Culture Inside Gallery – Luxembourg
  • Ida Médicis Gallery – Paris

2019

  • Culture Inside Gallery – Luxembourg
  • Artelite Gallery – Montpellier

2018

  • Ida Médicis Gallery – Paris
  • Acabas Gallery – Gstaad (Suisse)

2017

  • Culture Inside Gallery – Luxembourg
  • Art Bastion Gallery – Miami
  • Diptyk Gallery – Nantes

2016

  • Melting Art Gallery – Lille

2015

  • My Contemporary – Paris
  • Audrey Marty Gallery – Saint Malo
  • Ricart Gallery – Miami

2014

  • Acabas Gallery – Paris
  • Gallery 13 – Montpellier
  • Culture Inside Gallery – Luxembourg

2013

  • Culture Inside Gallery – sous le patronage de l’ambassade de France au Luxembourg
  • S&D Gallery – Londres
  • Acabas Gallery – Paris
  • Pavillon M – ephemeral project – Marseille

2012

  • Acabas Gallery – Paris
  • Artistic performance live – headquarter of BNP – Nanterre

2011

  • Private exhibition – Doha (Qatar)
  • Acabas Gallery – Paris

    Private and public collections 

    Private and public collections
    • Paul Valéry Museum (Sète)
    • Region of Occitanie – Pyrénées / Méditerranée
    • City of Divonne les bains
    • City of Castelnau-le-Lez
    • BNP Paribas Cardiff headquarters (Paris)
    • FDI Group Headquarters (Montpellier)
    • Art Bastion – Design District (Miami)
    • Bishopric of Saint Jean Baptiste (Castelnau-le-lez)

    Awards and Auctions

    Awards and auctions
    Awards

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    2002

    • Winner of the national competition for the creation of the official bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    2000

    • Winner of the international competition for the creation of the Bethlehem 2000 logo under the auspices of UNESCO

      Auctions

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      2016

      • Auctions for the benefit of AMFE, Maison Drouot, Paris

      2013

      • Auctions for the benefit of AMFE, Maison Drouot, Paris

      2011

      • Auctions for the benefit of AMFE, Maison Drouot, Paris

      Art fairs

      art fair

      2021

      • Luxembourg Art Week – Luxembourg

      2020

      • Luxembourg Art Week – Luxembourg

      2018

      • Pulse Art fair, Miami

      2017

      • Art Fair, Hampstead (Londres)
      • Art Up, Lille

      2016

      • St’Art, Strasbourg
      • Art Nocturne Knocke (Belgique) Art Up, Lille
      • Art Wynwood (USA)

      2015

      • Scope, Miami Scope, Basel (Suisse)
      • Art Up, Lille

      2014

      • Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris
      • Art Up !, Lille

      2013

      • (e)merge Art Fair, Washington
      • Aqua Art, Miami
      • New York Affordable Art Fair
      • New York Toronto
      • Art Expo, Toronto

      2012

      • SIAC, Marseille

      2011

      • Art Metz, Metz

      Group Exhibitions

      Group exhibitions

       

      2017

      • On a perched tree – 1st Contemporary Nature Art Show – Domain of Restinclières (France)

       

      • Maxanart Gallery – La bastide Clarence (France)

      2016

      • Art Bastion Gallery – Miami

      2015

      • Ricart Gallery – Miami

      2014

      • Ricart Gallery – Miami

      2011

      • BMAC – Brooklyn
      • Ward Nasse Gallery – New-York
      • Galerie Hors Champs, Paris

      2010

        • Galerie de Médicis – Paris

      Ambassador of the NGO “Coeur de forêt”

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      Pierre-Luc Poujol, ambassador of Coeur de Forêt 

      In the spring of 2022, Pierre-Luc Poujol decided to commit himself to Coeur de Forêt by becoming the first ambassador of this French NGO dedicated to preserving forests and fighting deforestation.

      This French association for the preservation of forests and the fight against deforestation has worked in France and internationally to protect and preserve woodland since 2005. It works through international programmes to restore degraded forest ecosystems, to support small-scale producers towards sustainable agriculture and forestry, to develop fair trade channels and to raise awareness among local populations.

      To read more about Coeur de Forêt, click here 

       

      “In view of my life’s journey and my artistic work, this is first and foremost the reason that led me to collaborate with the Coeur de Forêt association. 

      Indeed, the forests in which I regenerate on a daily basis are for me an inexhaustible source of emotions that I try to present in my paintings and sculptures. 

      So it was only natural for me to give my work a little extra soul, and to translate this osmosis into a concrete commitment to a French NGO that puts Man and Biodiversity back at the heart of its exchanges and concerns.

      But it was also, and above all, a commitment of the heart that guided me and pushed me to become an ambassador for Coeur de Forêt, a desire to make a modest contribution to growing and offering a better world for generations to come.”

      Pierre-Luc Poujol

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