PATRICK PIETROPOLI b. 1953 Paris, France

Pietropoli was a teacher of political studies for several years before becoming a professional artist. Trained as both a painter and a sculptor, his oil paintings on linen have both an antique feel and a very contemporary freeness. Drawing inspiration from the style of old masters such as Titian and Velasquez, Pietropoli creates grand figural compositions and cityscapes. With small amounts of paint and restricted palette, he brings an intimate texture and space to his paintings. His nudes capture a moment in time where he defines the relationship between form and freedom. To the viewer, a simple color field becomes a stable wall behind the figure. Each painting, due to its observed patience, is timeless.


SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2018 Croisées entrecroisées, Galerie Felli, Paris, France

2018 NYC-Venise Caprices Architecturaux, Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris, France

2018 Fontainebleau, Hugo Galerie, New York, NY

2017 Past, Present, Future, La Citadella Museo Civico, Crema, Italy

2016 New York From Above, Below & Within, Galerie LeRoyer, Montreal, Canada

2016 De La Rue au Musée, Espace Saint Jean, Musée de Melun, France

2016 Town & Country, M Fine Arts Gallery, Boston, MA

2015 Just Next to Reality, Galerie Felli, Paris, France

2015 New York Street View and Lointains, Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris, France

2014 Interiéurs/Extérieurs, Galerie Felli, Paris, France

2014 Summer Group Show, Axelle Fine Arts, New York, NY

2014 Spring Group Show, Axelle Fine Arts, New York, NY

2013 Spring Group Show, Axelle Fine Arts, New York, NY

2012 Winter Group Show, Axelle Fine Arts, New York, NY

2013 Group Show, Axelle Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2012 Un Voyage En Italie, Axelle Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2012 Group Show, Axelle Fine Arts, New York, NY

2011 Axelle Fine Arts, New York, NY

2010 Art Chicago, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London, UK

2010 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, New York, NY

2010 Felli Galerie, rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France

2010 Axelle Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2009 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, Boston, MA

2009 Claudine Legrand Galerie, rue de Seine, Paris, France

2009 Axelle Fine Arts, New York, NY

2008 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, New York, NY

2008 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, San Francisco, CA

2008 Felli Galerie, rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France

2007 Claudine Legrand Galerie, rue de Seine, Paris, France

2007 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, New York, NY

2007 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, Boston, MA

2006 Claudine Legrand Galerie, rue de Seine, Paris, France

2006 London Art Fair, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London, UK

2006 Crema Museum, Personal Exhibition, Crema, Italy

2005 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, New York, NY

2005 Galerie de l’Europe, San Francisco, CA

2004 Galerie Francis Barlier, Paris, France

2004 Galerie Visconti, Paris, France

2003 Galerie de l’Europe, Paris, France

2003 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, New York, NY

2002 Galerie de l’Europe, Paris, France

2001 Claudine Legrand Galerie, Paris, France

2001 Galerie Gantois, Cannes, France

2001 Salon Art Paris, stand V. Smagghe, Paris carrousel du Louvre, France

2001 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, New York, NY

2000 Galerie Ileana Boudoulis, Paris, France

2000 Galerie de l’Europe, Paris, France

2000 Musee la Marine, Place de la Concorde: two paintings acquired for permanent collection

1999 CGB Galerie, Honfleur, France

1999 Claudine Legrand Galerie, Paris, France

1999 SAGA, stand Boulan, Paris, France

1999 Galerie de l’Europe, Paris, France

1998 Galerie Septentrion, Lille, France

1998 SAGA, stand Boulan, Paris, France

1998 Galerie Etienne de Cousans, Paris, France

1998 Lineart, Gand, Belgium

1998 Galerie Ileana Bouboulis, Paris, France

1997 Catherine Guerard Galerie, Paris, France

1997 Claudine Legrand Galerie, Paris, France

1996 Paintings and drawings, Galerie Guenegaud, Paris, France

1995 Salon d’art contemporain de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

1995 Objects utiles, Anne Robin Galerie, Paris, France

1995 J.M. Felli Galerie, Paris, France

1990-95 Execution of commissions: frescoes and monumental sculpture for the Mutualite Francaise

1983-90 Personal exhibitions each year in Paris and Lille, Galerie 31