Denis Pondruel

À propos de l'artiste

What does the beholder observe in Pondruel’s work ? Shadows, lights, emptiness, fullness, immaterial, material, rigid and floating matters. The artist brings to the point in this work, the progress of an idea in the meanders of our brain, he tries to materialise the immaterial :

On one hand, the rigid concrete structure, well made, a precise architecture, sharp, studied, where nothing is left by chance. Here as evidence, we realise the capacity of the mankind to construct perfect things, the control of the technique prevail.

On the other hand, rambling words, bits of disconnected sentences, a little mad, appear as by enchantment, and the water, which fills up each inaccessible cavity, the hazard that the eye cannot follow. All this chaos, there, between the water and the words, here is actually Pondruel’s paradox, closed up into these small cubes made of concrete : the whole and his contrary.

Here are these ideas, which were borne and died in our heads so well made.

Born in Paris in 1949, works and lives in Amiens

Latest main exhibitions

  • 2006 Abbaye Notre Dame de Quincy, Centre d’Art de L’Yonne
  • 2007 Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Allemagne
  • 2008 Fondation pour l’Art Contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Alex
  • 2009 Museum Liner, Appenzell, Suisse
  • 2010 Maison de la Culture, Amiens

Works in museums and public collections

  • Musée de Heidenheim, Allemagne
  • Région Alsace, lycée de Bischheim
  • Wilhelm-Hack-Museum Ludwigshafen am Rhein. Allemagne.
  • Fondation VOITH. Heidenheim .Allemagne.
  • Fondation pour l’art contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon


Api 2012

Api 2012

25 X 25 X 30 CM

Danse, ma danseuse, danse 2015

Danse, ma danseuse, danse 2015

Acier perforé galvanisé, fibres optiques
45 x 35 x 70 cm

Corner 2012

Corner 2012

30 x 38 x 26 cm
Acier galvanisé