Daniel Pommereulle FR, 1937-2003

Daniel Pommereulle (1937-2003, France).

1950s: training years in Paris, between the Académie Julian and Saint-Germain-des-Prés, visits museums.
Mobilized in 1957, stays 14 months in Algeria. Back in Paris, paints the Nuages (1959-1960). In Le Flore, frequented the Surrealists, Alain Jouffroy, Jean-Jacques Lebel and Erró who took him to Italy.
1961: One of his Spirales is exhibited at the "Anti-Procès III" (Galleria Brera, Milan).
1962: Lives between Venice, Milan and Ravenna (first solo exhibition, Galleria Antichita), introduces objects into his paintings.
1963-1966: In Paris, begins his first assemblages of objects (Objets oubliés, 1963; "Les Objecteurs", Galerie Jacqueline Ranson, Paris, 1965; first objects of arte povera, Salon de la Jeune Peinture, Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, 1966), creates or participates in happenings with Jean-Jacques Lebel, Allan Kaprow or Carolee Schneemann.
1966: Exhibits a sinner in bloom at the Salon de mai (Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris) and presents Objets de tentation (Galerie Mathias Fels, Paris).
1967: Plays in La Collectionneuse (Eric Rohmer). Then stars in films by Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Marc'O, Philippe Garrel. Participates actively in the May 68 movement. Directs two films (One more time, 1968; Vite, 1969).
1973-1975: Objets de prémonition ("Huitièmement, qu'est-ce que la cruauté", Galerie Beaubourg, Paris) and monumental sculptures ("Fin de siècle", C.N.A.C. Georges-Pompidou, Paris).
1976: Lead, bronze and blade sculptures (Galerie Jean Larcade, Galerie Vallois, Paris). Returns to the technique on paper, watercolour and pastel with the series Objets du couchant (Galeries Beaubourg, 1977; Trigano, 1980, Paris); Brûlures du ciel (Galerie Claude Givaudan, Geneva, 1978); Fatigues du ciel (Galerie Le Dessin, Paris, 1981), Passants luisants (Galerie Christian Cheneau, Paris, 1986).
With the support of Alain Jouffroy, from 1982 onwards he organized several important exhibitions in Japan (Bridgestone Museum, The Utsikushi-ga-Hara Open Air Museum, Hara Contemporary Art Museum, Art and Space Gallery, Tokyo) and Korea (Seoul Gallery, Seoul).
1991: major retrospective ("Daniel Pommereulle, L'Utopie des voyageurs", Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dole, Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Belfort).
New series of glass sculptures for " Les égorgeurs d'épaisseurs " in 1993, then works on paper with the "Flüchtig" from 1998 (Galerie Di Meo, Paris).
In 2002, he completed his last public commission for the Canal-du-Midi station for the Toulouse metro.

His works are in great collections in France (such as Centre Georges Pompidou, Centre National d'Arts Plastiques, Paris; MAC-VAL, Vitry sur Seine; LAAC, Dunkerque; Carré d'art, Nîmes; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes,...) and abroad (private collections in Italy, Switzerland, Korea, Japan,... and public collections as the Utsukushiga-Hara Open-Air Museum, Nagano, Japan).

Recent solo shows by Daniel Pommreulle include in France : Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris (2018, 2016 and with Galerie Di Meo, 2012); Musée des Beaux-Arts, Valenciennes (2014); Musée de l'objet, Blois (2006). His work has also been exhibited in numerous group shows, including: MAMCO, Geneva (2019, CH), LAAC, Dunkerque (2019, FR), Kunstverein Langenhagen (2019, DEU); La Banque, Béthune and Musée des Beaux-Arts, Caen (2018, FR); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2017, FR); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015 and 2014, FR),...



COLLECTIONS
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (FR)
CNAP - Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris (FR)
MAC-VAL - Musée d’art contemporain du Val de Marne, Vitry sur Seine (FR)
L.A.A.C. - Lieu d’Art et d’Action Contemporaine, Dunkerque (FR)
Carré d’art - Musée d’art contemporain, Nîmes (FR)
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes  (FR)
Musée - Château d'Annecy, Annecy (FR)
FRAC Franche-Comté, Besançon (FR)
FRAC Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand (FR)
FRAC Alsace, Sélestat (FR)
FRAC Grand Large - Hauts-de-France, Dunkerque (FR)
FRAC - Artothèque Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Limoges (FR)
MAMCO - Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Genève (CH)
Utsukushiga-Hara Open-Air Museum, Nagano (JP)