Pierre et Gilles Motionless Wanderings exhibition at the Daniel Templon gallery, 10th September – 31st October 2020
After a vast exhibition at the Paris Philharmonic earlier this year, Pierre & Gilles return to the Templon Gallery with a new exhibition entitled Errances immobiles (Motionless Wanderings), a reference to their (productive) time in lockdown…
They have a trademark style you either love or hate – Pierre & Gilles are back and once again showing off their favourite themes in this new exhibition. Apparently being confined to their apartment was an endless source of inspiration!
The exhibition opens with a new self-portrait Bonjour Pierre et Gilles, which pays homage to Gustave Courbet’s famous painting, Bonjour Monsieur Courbet…
The other works, many of which are brand new, show a selection of the duo’s favourite themes – a Virgin Mary, a Saint Sebastian, shupwrecked souls, lovers… all in their famed style with a large-format photo bursting with colour and odd props, embellished with paint. Each is a unique work of art.
Which is why it’s best to see them close up. Even the frames are specially-made for each one.
Pierre & Gilles once again apply their kitsch approach to what they consider modern-day heroes, whilst also confirming their profound knowledge of art history. As such, the exhibition should please not only their fans, but also those less familiar with their work.