Pier Stockholm

Peru 1977

Installation, Sculpture, Illustration, Prints, Drawing


Pier Stockholm
Pier Stockholm
April 8, 2016

Pier Stockholm explores the cultural aspects of time and space. Mixing architectural drawings, mathematic precision, and elements of retro industrial design, he creates installations offer an alternative view on everyday life. He opens up space with light and white colors and manipulates the experience of time with old fashion objects. His nostalgia is not of an emotional kind. It explores the possibilities of change and opens up new potentialities of finding balance in emotion and thought. Stockholm has been actively making art over a decade and throughout his fruitful career, he has been experimenting, innovating, and exploring various mediums and ideas.

Pier Stockholm - Prismatic, 2012
Pier Stockholm – Prismatic, 2012

Architectual Precision and Composed Vision

The artist was born in Lima, Peru where he studied architecture. He moved to Sao Paulo to continue his education and graduated from the Universidad De Sao Paul, where he earned MA in Fine Art. After moving to Paris for his postgraduate program, he became fully engaged in his art. The architectural background has a huge impact on how he perceives reality. There is a sense of order and hierarchy in everything he makes, and this characteristic enabled him to pursue engineering and mathematical principles. He draws, illustrates, designs and builds his sculptures using various types of material. His ambition is to show how we can shape and organize our space, whether that is living or working area.

The artist challenges the modernist architecture and utopia we live in

Pier Stockholm - Elephant Island Installation, 2014
Pier Stockholm – Elephant Island Installation, 2014

Prismatic and the Power of Color

There is a lot of emotion in everything Stockholm makes. For his Prismatic exhibition from 2012, he connected emotions, thoughts, and concept by drawing a metaphorical bridge between all the things that interest him. He exhibited photograph that shows his artistic lifestyle, and how he sees himself as an artist, full of color that symbolizes thoughts. He placed himself in a working space with items that emphasize function and form in design. He intertwined memories and personal memorabilia in color schemes. Graphical actions deliberately challenge the modernist architecture and possibility of deceiving utopia we live in. Color schemes with geometric structure examine limitations of time and space.

Stockholm questioned the universal acceptance of an A4 format of the paper

Pier Stockholm - Time & Tide Flow Wide, 2013
Pier Stockholm – Time & Tide Flow Wide, 2013

Head On Analysis of General Acceptance

The artist often examines the stereotypes and cultural norms. For example, in his Head-On exhibition he questioned the universal acceptance of an A4 format of the paper. He goes into deep speculation about the usefulness of an object. His conceptual analysis browses the symbols and their associative potential. The artist values intimacy and accessibility of his projects, so he likes to make minimalistic drawings and clean looking sculptures that highlight the content. Without redundant details, his art stays open to the audience. With many different rules and guidelines, Stockholm explores the notion of freedom and charges objects with new meanings.

The artist is represented by Lisabird Contemporary.

Pier Stockholm lives and works in Pairs.

Featured image: Pier Stockholm – portrait, photo by Linus Ricard
All images © Pier Stockholm

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016STOCKHOLM X CENTRAL DE MAQUETASPeana Projects + Studio Aldo Chaparro + Central De Maquetas Mexico CitySolo
2015Do & HopeGleichapel, Paris, France. Solo
2015IDEES MULTIPLESGalerie Des Galeries, Paris, FranceGroup
2015ARCOLucia de la Puente and Casado SantaPau gallery, Madrid, SpainDuo
2014Elephant IslandGaleria Lucia de la Puente, Lima, Peru. Solo
2014UNTITLEDMiami Art Fair with Rincon Projects, Miami, USAGroup
2014Light Color ObjectSuper Dakota, Brussels, BelgiumGroup
2014ARCOCasado SantaPau Gallery, Madrid, SpainGroup
2013Time & Tide (flow wide)Galeria Casado Santa Pau, Madrid, SpainSolo
2013Head OnLisabird Contemporary, Vienna, AustriaSolo
2013Proyecto Santa FeCurated by RL Platform, Bogota, ColombiaGroup
2013Universos ParalelosCurated by Caroline Briceno, Geneva, SwitzerlandGroup
2012PrismaticCasa Triangulo gallery, Sao Paulo, BrazilSolo
2012SOART artist in residence exhibitionMillstattersee, AustriaGroup
2012Artpark Villa BulfonVelden am Worthersee , AustriaGroup
2012SP ARTECasa Triangulo Gallery, Sao Paulo, BrazilGroup
2011USURPATION: Le FolkloreLucia de la Puente Gallery, Lima, PeruSolo
2011Choix De ParisCite des Arts exhibition space, Paris, FranceGroup
2011MOTION OF A NATIONV.M.21 gallery, Rome, ItalyGroup
2011THE ARMORY SHOWLucia de la Puente Gallery, New York, USAGroup
2011ARCOCasado SantaPau Gallery, Madrid, SpainGroup
2011People In The CityPop-Up Show, NYC, USAGroup
2010INRICasa Triangulo gallery, Sao Paulo, BrazilSolo
2010Prozac GardenGaleria Moro, Santiago, ChileSolo
2010FRIEZE art fairCasa Triangulo Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
2010Archi- ChaosRove Projects space, London, EnglandGroup
2010ArtBO art fairLucia de la Puente Gallery, Bogot?, ColombiaGroup
2010 Now Or NeverRincon Projects, Bogota, ColombiaGroup
2010SP-ARTE Sao Paulo art fairCasa Triangulo Gallery, Sao Paulo, BrazilGroup
2010Best OfNathalie Obadia Galerie invites Artfact'Paris, Brusseles, BelgiumGroup
2010ARCOLucia de la Puente Gallery, Lima, PeruGroup
2010ARCOCasa Triangulo Gallery, Sao Paulo, BrazilGroup
2010Everyday(s)Casino Luxembourg-Forum d’art contemporain, LuxembourgGroup
2009God (and Le Corbusier) promises a safe landing (but not a calm voyage)Casado SantaPau Gallery, Madrid, SpainSolo
2009StockholmLucia de La Puente Gallery, Lima, PeruSolo
2009EX 1000cm2 Art MagazineCollaboration in artist-run publication, Paris, FranceGroup
2009ARCOLucia de la Puente Gallery, Madrid, SpainGroup
2008Visiones del Arte Contempor?neo en el PeruGaleria Lucia de la Puente, Lima, PeruGroup
2008Domestico 08: El Papel del ArtistaMadrid, Spain.Group
2008Free DimensionalitySilver Shed project space, New York, USAGroup
2008Microresidencias Parasit(i)oMeetFactory exhibition space, Prague, Czech RepublicGroup
2007Double TakeL’Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, FranceGroup
2007Ici et la-bas Ville de Guyancourt, FranceGroup
2007Ici et la-basFIAC with Collet Park Galerie, Paris, FranceGroup
2007 GodardCentro Cultural Espana (AECI), Lima, PeruGroup
2007Double TakeKNUA Gallery, Seoul, South KoreaGroup
2007FronteraGaleria Vertice, Lima, PeruGroup
2006ManimalDe Vleeshal, Middleburg, HollandSolo
2006L’usage du monde video “Fly Machine” in collaboration with Keja KramerRijeka Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, CroatiaDuo
2006UrbeCasa Triangulo Gallery, Sao Paulo, BrazilGroup
2006ARCOCasa Triangulo Gallery, Madrid, SpainGroup
2005Santa CruzCasa Triangulo Gallery, Sao Paulo, BrazilSolo
2005AU-DELA DU COPAN: Beyond the Copan, Supernatural UrbanismParis, FranceGroup
2004ParalelaSao Paulo, BrazilGroup
2004Artista-PersonagemCentro Cultural Maria Antonia, Sao Paulo, BrazilGroup
2004Artista-PersonagemCasa da Cultura de Ribeirao Preto, BrazilGroup
2003BurocraciaPaco Das Artes, Sao Paulo, BrazilSolo