A French artist, painter, and designer recognized as Maître d’art (Master of Art) by the French Ministry of culture in 2010, Pierre Bonnefille is undoubtedly one of the modern greats. Born in 1958 in Saint-Quentin, a city in northern France, Pierre Bonnefille has lived and worked in Paris since 1985.
Using materials and textures sourced from natural pigments and metallic powders, the intensity, color, and movements of light in Bonnefille's work propose a ceaseless new interpretation of artistic design, giving his pieces a unique and particular identity. Drawing inspiration from the architectural marvels of Venice, Pompei, and Kyoto, Pierre Bonnefille’s work captures the techniques, silhouettes, and ambiance that makes each of these cities unique. His wall compositions and furniture pieces have been displayed across the globe including New York, Shanghai, and Paris; with commissions from prestige luxury brands including Cartier, Hermès, and Loro Piana.
LECLAIREUR showcases some of Bonnefille’s most emblematic series: ’Bronze Paintings,’ ‘Furoshiki Drawings,’ and his home collection, ‘Metamorphosis.’
The ‘Bronze Paintings’ explore metallic textures, yet is far from traditional bronze work. Bronze stretches out in a metallic mesh, revealing moving landscapes, aquatic reflections, and silky surfaces that resonate in the light.
The ‘Furoshiki Drawings’ capture the centuries-old Japanese traditional art of wrapping in two dimensions through carbon and bronze.
His crowning glory, the ‘Metamorphosis’ home collection series, pays homage to geometry and includes items such as cabinets and consoles with raw, clean edges. Implementing techniques like calligraphy, abstract painting, and powerfully leveraging negative space, Pierre Bonnefille’s artwork is a priceless addition to any collector or design-minded art lover. Read less