530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Pierre Montgrain
Répartie in Art
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY

  • A Figurative Abstraction   A Figurative Abstraction
    Pastel on Paper
    24" x 20"
    Pierre Montgrain

  • Bouée salvatrice  (A Saving Buoy)   Bouée salvatrice
    (A Saving Buoy)
    Pastel on Paper
    18" x 24"
    Pierre Montgrain

  • Frissons dans les voiles  (Chill in the Sails)   Frissons dans les voiles
    (Chill in the Sails)
    Pastel on Paper
    18" x 24"
    Pierre Montgrain

  • Un repos bien mérité  (A Well Deserved Rest)   Un repos bien mérité
    (A Well Deserved Rest)
    Pastel on Paper
    20" x 30"
    Pierre Montgrain

  • Dentelle à Fleur d'eau  (Lace Flower on the Water)   Dentelle à Fleur d'eau
    (Lace Flower on the Water)
    Pastel on Paper
    24" x 16"
    Pierre Montgrain

  • Le Héron sur le Toit  (A Heron on the Roof)   Le Héron sur le Toit
    (A Heron on the Roof)
    Pastel on Paper
    9.5" x 26"
    Pierre Montgrain


Pierre Montgrain

PIERRE MONTGRAIN

Répartie in Art
July 7 – July 28, 2015
Reception: Thursday, July 9, 2015 6-8 PM

A French-Canadian artist from Quebec, Pierre Montgrain is an impressionist painter who documents the transient character of light, as he observes and draws how rapidly the light can change to create fantastic reflections in marinas, rivers, and lakes. Montgrain's paintings demonstrate that the painter’s primary interest is in the essence of water — the nature of its rolling, circular motion and its clear reflection of color. As the winds invigorate the speed of the waves, the artist experiments with the abstraction of the reflected cities and structures that are mirrored back to us. Despite the empirical quality of his paintings, Montgrain's palette is nearly psychotropic with a vibrant, hyperreal quality.  

Montgrain's dominant concerns, body and rhythm, are influenced by his lifelong career as a concert violinist, orchestral conductor, and professor of music. “Since my infancy I have been a lover of the arts,” he says, “having grown up in an artistic milieu where music and painting were an integral part of my environment and daily surroundings.” Montgrain recalls that he had a particular curiosity for water even at an early age, having been encouraged to study natural sciences by the celebrated painter Stanley Cosgrove.