Pierre Ziegler is a self-taught French artist, born in 1972.
A decisive meeting
Pierre Ziegler has drawn since he was old enough to hold a pencil. Initially leaning towards his first love, the comic strip, his meeting with the painter Philippe Pasqua for whom he worked as an assistant for 3 years, resulted in converting him. At Pasqua’s side, he discovered a universe that was closer to his expectations in which he managed to express himself freely.
A figurative painter
Hugely influenced by primal art, graffiti and raw art, the work of Pierre Ziegler makes frequent reference to magic, alchemy and astronomy. Self-taught, he developed his own techniques and uses acrylic as well as ink, pastels, pencil and even collage. Bright colours are intertwined on his canvases with symbols and writing which all contribute to a figurative painting which is both intense and contentious.
A work of protest
The masque is his favourite theme which enables him to treat the figurative in an offset manner which is free and unstructured. His artistic approach questions our relationship with the media, consumerism and poverty and generally denounces the spiritual vacuity of our society