LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Aggregate in Mathematics since the age of 24, teacher in a high school in
Amiens and speaker at l'Esiee (engineering school) where he specialized in
probabilities and computing time research in algorithms, Pierre Soufflet , born
in 1963 in Amiens, France, at the same time tried his hand at writing (two
books published: a satirical primer on the world of education and news) and
launched into art.
Interested in the primitive arts since the 1990s, he gradually built up a
collection of African and Oceanian masks unearthed at specialist auctions.
In ten years or so, Pierre Soufflet's artistic career has taken shape.
In 2009, it was as an enlightened amateur, passionate about tribal art and
self-taught that he delivered his first reinterpretations of Kodiaks (Alaska) and
Dogon (Mali) masks and created his own assembly techniques, the result of
paper amalgamations. bubble, metal rods, plaster tape and acrylic paint.
2011 marks the first exhibitions and the interest of Belgian gallery owners
who attract the confidence of collectors. It is via the internet that the artist
captures the attention of foreign galleries, notably in the United States.
His style evolves, his techniques change. He dabbled in drawing and
experimented with monotypes and then hybrid paintings between painting,
collage and sculpture. The latter, a kind of rather abstract shield, earned it its
first official listing at auctions at the Hôtel Drouot in Paris in 2012.
At the same time, he collaborates with two French and Irish stylists, to create
decorative objects as well as clothes. In 2017, models paraded wearing her
dresses on RTE, Ireland's leading television channel.
In 2016 he abandoned sculpture for portraits made on paper strongly inspired
by the works of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Antonio Saura. And today, Pierre
Soufflet works in ink and acrylic.
WHO I AM
French artist. Outsider art. Listed in many galleries in the world.
CONTACT THE ARTIST