Pierre Boncompain


Summer light, Silence,
Conquering a motionless world

 

the paintings

I wish I were a messager of perfect moments.

Painting is building silence.

I’m not looking for the mystery of the shadow,
but the mystery of the full light.

Pierre Boncompain

Born in Valence, known as the gateway to Provence, Pierre Boncompain is recognized as a modern French master, and inheritor of the colorist tradition. Over the last five decades he has exhibited in Europe, Asia, United States and of course all over France, most recently in a momentous retrospective at the Musée d’Art Contemporain Saint Martin in Montélimar.

Exhibitions

2020

Mark Peet Visser Gallery, S’Hertogenbosch, Pays-Bas  

2019

Galerie Emiliani, Dieulefit, Drôme, France
Galerie Franklin Bowles, New York, USA  

2018

Exhibition “Cantique des cantiques” : Franklin Bowles Gallery, New York – January to March (read more)

Exhibition “De Renoir à Picasso – Regard sur la donation Pierre Boncompain” Musée d’Art Contemporain Saint Martin et Château des Adhémars – Montélimar – May to December (read more)

Pierre Boncompain - Exposition

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The Difference in the Similar—The Paintings of Pierre Boncompain

The Difference in the Similar—The Paintings of Pierre Boncompain

« In a time when images flicker in and out of our attention, Boncompain teaches us to see differently. He reminds us that there is a difference in seeing something and seeing it for what it is. That is the lingering advice he provides and how he reminds us again of...

Connaissances des Arts : Pierre Boncompain et ses maîtres

Connaissances des Arts : Pierre Boncompain et ses maîtres

Pierre Boncompain et ses maîtres au musée d’Art contemporain de Montélimar. Le Château des Adhémar et le musée d’Art contemporain de Montélimar présentent l'exposition « De Renoir à Picasso, Boncompain et les grands maîtres ». Le musée d’Art contemporain Saint-Martin...

Une Esplanade Pierre Boncompain

Une Esplanade Pierre Boncompain

Le parvis de la Maison des Services Publics porte désormais le nom "Esplanade Pierre Boncompain", du nom de ce peintre drômois qui a récemment fait donation d'une centaine d'oeuvres, issues de son travail ou de sa collection personnelle, à la Ville. Cette donation...

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