Pierre Gerard

Un sourire secret pour moi seul

1999 - 2004 - 2012
Mixed media
32 x 31,5 x 31 cm
Purchase SPACE Liege
Acquisition: 2006
Location: Liege-Musée des Beaux-Arts

Commonly developed in the fields of music and visual arts, the work of Pierre Gerald is like diving into an abyss, immersion into the surrounding world, within its most intimate and therefore, most concrete substance. Mindful of the secret life of objects and materials, of a life which tends to continue simultaneously with the one arbitrarily issued by man, within his restricted knowledge; the artist begins listening to them, apprehending them, in order to seize them and reorganize them in terms of association. Once the objects and/or materials are combined and put into this amazing state of revelation, worthy of the experiments initiated by the surrealists, a whole story is revealed to the viewer. The work featured in the SPACE Collection, poetically and correctly entitled Un sourire secret pour moi seul – A secret smile only for me – (a title that acts almost as a confession of the artistic process), reveals a mysterious theatre made of leather or fabric tongues falling from a height like cascades; tongues dominated by a streaked silver screen, and punctuated by an improbable Buddhist temple installed in an upside down funnel, which seems to be an impartial part of the whole scene. (Louis Annecourt)


Lives and works in Liege