Last week, the Karsten Greve Gallery in Paris opened an exhibition of the work of the French artist Pierrette Bloch. Pierrette Bloch is considered as one of the most renowned French Post-War Abstract artists. The solo show presents different stages of the artist’s work in the form of a retrospective starting with works done in the 1950′s and continung up until the present day.
Pierrette Bloch’s work is characterized by the use of poor materials and reduced motifs. She works with collages, ink on paper, hardboard, rope and horsehair. Her favorite forms of reference are dots, lines and hyphens.
After working with thick textured oil paint, in 1952 Pierrette Bloch began working with collages. Since 1971 she has also been working with China ink on paper. In 1973 she produced her first large hair mesh while continuing ink drawings with dots on paper. Around 1984 Pierrette Bloch began working with horsehair sculpture.
Pierrette Bloch’s work belongs to numerous private and public collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
Pierrette Bloch at Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris. Opening reception, January 8, 2011.