Pierre Knop

Pierre Knop

Pierre Knop

Pierre Knop

Pierre Knop

About

Education

About

About

About

Pierre Knop studied painting at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under Andreas Schulze and Katharina Grosse, graduating as a master student.

Knop uses traditional genres like landscape painting, still life, or historical scenarios, as a framework to create playful new narratives that in their undertone link to current social topics. His compositions are rooted in an auratic reality of their own, which materialises from the subconscious. What unites his series of work is the idiosyncratic balance of tension between the humorous and the unsettling, between strong rhythm and contemplation, sketch and painting. His works constitute portraits of everyday situations and social structures, thereby exploring the mechanisms of interpersonal relationships.

Osculum Infame presents Pierre Knop’s second solo exhibition at SETAREH X. The Cologne-based painter invites us into strange, sometimes uncanny pictorial worlds full of bizarre scenarios. Witch-like figures serve as a formal context, water and swamp scenes as settings and interfaces. They offer a multitude of reflectional possibilities and yet refer primarily to Knop’s painterly concept. His painting, which by now has developed from mixed media to pure oil painting, constantly embarks on a search for new paths. Compared to earlier works, the landscape in some of Knop’s current paintings is increasingly withdrawn, declining into reminiscences of spatial contexts and almost abstract background surfaces. The focus is now more on figuration and corporeality, and as such some of the pictorial arrangements appear as if Knop were choosing enlarged sections from earlier works.

Selected works

Selected works

Selected works

Selected works

Selected works

1. Catch, 2019, Oil on linen, 110x90 cm

2. Decision, 2019, Oil and crayon on linen, 140x180 cm

3. Do not point with your bare finger, 2019,
    Oil on canvas, 160x120 cm

4. Mexican landscape, 2019, Oil on canvas, 80x100 cm

5. Osculum infame, 2019, Oil on canvas, 80x100cm

6. Pool smoking, 2019, Oil on canvas, 120x160 cm

7. Three, 2019, Oil on linen, 130x100 cm

1. Catch, 2019, Oil on linen, 110x90 cm

2. Decision, 2019, Oil and crayon on linen,
    140x180 cm

3. Do not point with your bare finger, 2019,
    Oil on canvas, 160x120 cm

4. Mexican landscape, 2019, Oil on canvas,
    80x100 cm

5. Osculum infame, 2019, Oil on canvas,
    80x100cm

6. Pool smoking, 2019, Oil on canvas,
    120x160 cm

7. Three, 2019, Oil on linen, 130x100 cm

1. Catch, 2019,
   Oil on linen, 110x90 cm

2. Decision, 2019,
    Oil and crayon on linen, 140x180 cm

3. Do not point with your bare finger,
    2019, Oil on canvas, 160x120 cm

4. Mexican landscape, 2019,
   Oil on canvas, 80x100 cm

5. Osculum infame, 2019,
    Oil on canvas, 80x100cm

6. Pool smoking, 2019,
    Oil on canvas, 120x160 cm

7. Three, 2019, Oil on linen,
    130x100 cm

Hohe Straße 53

40213 Düsseldorf Germany

Hohe Straße 53

40213 Düsseldorf, Germany

Hohe Straße 53

40213 Düsseldorf, Germany

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SETAREH X

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SETAREH X

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