Pierre Muckensturm artist

Pierre Muckensturm

France 1970

Abstract Art

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Pierre Muckensturm
Pierre Muckensturm
Male
France
1970
October 11, 2017
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Pierre Muckensturm is a French abstract painter and print maker born in Strasbourg. His visual language is one of harmony, calm and timelessness built around softly textured surfaces and a muted, black and white palette. Muckensturm attended Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg. Later, while studying to become a teacher, he befriended Jean Jérôme, a university art instructor, who mentored him and inspired him to enroll in painting workshops. In 2010, he was an artist in residence at Boribana Museum of Contemporary Art in Dakar, Senegal.

pierre muckensturm installation view at musee bossuet meaux france
Pierre Muckensturm – installation view at Musee Bossuet, Meaux, France

Technique

In 2004, Muckensturm began working with oil on large scale canvases. He isolates gestural elements, enlarging them on the picture plane to explore their presence in relation to the surrounding emptiness. He develops the paintings methodically, exploring the process of transformation the canvas undergoes in the painting process. Working the surface into a texture that belies its age, Muckensturm achieves a balance of intensity and tranquility. Since 2010, he has also added printmaking to his oeuvre. The engraving and printing process allows him to further explore notions of time and perspective. In his prints, he begins with gestural marks, examining them in detail, transforming them gradually, exploring how they communicate differently as he alters their size, shape, depth, magnitude and orientation over time.

pierre muckensturm biennale de la gravure la boverie musee des beaux-arts de liege 2017
Pierre Muckensturm – Biennale de la Gravure, La Boverie, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Liege, 2017

Inspiration

Muckensturm is inspired by the concepts of calmness, constancy and temporality. His work visually expresses a sense of harmony with time. Initially a figurative painter, he discovered abstraction in 2004 on a visit to Notre Dame du Haut, a Modernist chapel in Ronchamp, France, designed by Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, otherwise known as Le Corbusier. The simplicity of its forms brought Muckensturm a feeling of tranquility. He began seeking ways to directly express how felt that day. His search brought him into contact with the work of Julius Bissier, whose simple, organic, gestural brushstrokes, evocative of Taoist painting techniques, also communicate a sense of calmness. In 2010, during an artist residency in Africa, Muckensturm became inspired by the differences in how time is observed in Senegalese culture, versus the culture in which he was raised. He has since been exploring these various ideas in his work, expressing calmness and an open ended view of time.

pierre muckensturm biography exhibitions and works
Pierre Muckensturm – studio

Exhibitions and Collections

Muckensturm has exhibited extensively in Europe, as well as in the United States and Canada. His work is included in multiple institutional collections, including that of the Museum of Fine Arts in Liège, Belgium, the Boribana Museum of Contemporary Art, Dakar, Senegal, and the Art Library of the City of La Roche-sur-Yon, France.

The artist is represented by IdeelArt.

Pierre Muckensturm lives and works in Colmar.

Featured image: Portrait of the artist
All images courtesy of Ideelart

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17.3 , 2017Pierre MuckensturmIDEELART, United Kingdom50 x 150 cm Prints1,100 GBP (£)
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15.2 , 2015Pierre MuckensturmIDEELART, United Kingdom65 x 150 cm Prints1,100 GBP (£)
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13.1 , 2013Pierre MuckensturmIDEELART, United Kingdom65 x 150 cm Prints950 GBP (£)
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14P1601861 , 2014Pierre MuckensturmIDEELART, United Kingdom186 x 160 cm Paintings4,950 GBP (£)
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10p12061 , 2016Pierre MuckensturmIDEELART, United Kingdom222.5 x 183 cm Paintings7,500 GBP (£)
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17.1 , 2017Pierre MuckensturmIDEELART, United Kingdom56 x 56 cm Prints450 GBP (£)
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16p15061 , 2016Pierre MuckensturmIDEELART, United Kingdom222.5 x 183 cm Paintings7,500 GBP (£)
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16.4 , 2016Pierre MuckensturmIDEELART, United Kingdom65 x 150 cm Prints1,100 GBP (£)
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14.3 , 2014Pierre MuckensturmIDEELART, United Kingdom47 x 114 cm Prints950 GBP (£)
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14P1207 , 2014Pierre MuckensturmIDEELART, United Kingdom222.5 x 183 cm Paintings7,500 GBP (£)
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11P1831 , 2011Pierre MuckensturmIDEELART, United Kingdom183 x 183 cm Paintings6,600 GBP (£)
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16.7 , 2016Pierre MuckensturmIDEELART, United Kingdom65 x 150 cm Prints1,100 GBP (£)
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13p2261 , 2013Pierre MuckensturmIDEELART, United Kingdom230 x 235 cm Paintings7,500 GBP (£)
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14p02116 , 2014Pierre MuckensturmIDEELART, United Kingdom222.5 x 183 cm Paintings7,500 GBP (£)
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15.6 , 2015Pierre MuckensturmIDEELART, United Kingdom65 x 150 cm Prints1,100 GBP (£)
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13.6 , 2013Pierre MuckensturmIDEELART, United Kingdom65 x 150 cm Prints950 GBP (£)
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14P02807 , 2014Pierre MuckensturmIDEELART, United Kingdom222.5 x 183 cm Paintings7,500 GBP (£)
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11P1832 , 2011Pierre MuckensturmIDEELART, United Kingdom183 x 183 cm Paintings6,600 GBP (£)
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15p15081 , 2015Pierre MuckensturmIDEELART, United Kingdom140 x 140 cm Paintings5,850 GBP (£)
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17.2 , 2017Pierre MuckensturmIDEELART, United Kingdom76 x 168 cm Prints1,600 GBP (£)
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13.3 , 2013Pierre MuckensturmIDEELART, United Kingdom65 x 150 cm Prints950 GBP (£)
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