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Piotr Klemensiewicz

"Painting teaches me daily to observe, to think about the things I have seen, to have a straight, direct, horizontal view, in other words at eye level, or to try and define things with an oblique, curved look.  The different stages of a painting work this way and help to create a living language.” 

Piotr Klemensiewicz, in Le Journal des Expositions, extract, 1998


Piotr Klemensiewicz was born in Marseille in 1956. He studied there at the School of Fine Art (ESBAM) and still lives and works there today. Alongside his work as an artist, he is a teacher at the Marseille School of Fine Art.

His main artistic technique is acrylic and oil painting, but he also works from Polaroids and photographic and film images

He has many influences in his painting: classical with Paolo Uccello
and contemporary with Kasimir Malevitch and Giorgio Morandi, but he also refers a great deal to film-makers such as Yasujirō Ozu and Atom Egoyan.

His works may be found in some of the largest public and private collections of contemporary art. Since the 1980s, he has regularly taken part in collective exhibitions and has been given a number of personal exhibitions.

Useful links

- Biographical notes, bibliography and complete list of Piotr Klemensiewicz exhibitions in the Documents d'artistes Database.

- Baudoin Lebon Gallery, Paris

Sandrine Mons Gallery, Nice

- Several of his works are exhibited in the Hôtel Villa Modigliani in Paris


Nationality(ies) : French
Born on : 11/02/1956
Profile : Painter
Artistic current(s) : Contemporary Art
Theme(s) covered : Fine Art

Piotr Klemensiewicz

Piotr Klemensiewicz