Bernard Piffaretti Va-et-vient, Come and Go

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Publication Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris

Bilingual English / French version

Hardback under dust jacket, 22 × 28 cm, 118 pages, 99 color reproductions

Texts by Timo Vuorikoski, Éric de Chassey
Interview with Bernard Piffaretti

ISBN: 978-2-74273-034-6

Publication: November 2000

About the publication

Born in 1955 in Saint-Étienne, Bernard Piffaretti’s work is marked by a demanding and endlessly renewed exploration of the painting process. He proceeds by fracturing the white space of the canvas with a vertical line : on one side of the dividing line is the “motif,” on the other is its answer.
Under the heading Come and Go, which comes from the title of a play by Samuel Beckett, this catalog brings together about 40 paintings realized between 1997 and 2000. They are part of a continuum, recharging each other in a “come and go” movement that keeps on producing painting.