Nicolas Pincemin

Born in 1976

Lives and works in Marseilles

Nicolas Pincemin's oeuvre is forged by the history of painting as much as by ubiquitous imagery of present-day society. His pictures, which for the most part are incorporated within the tradition of landscape painting, are put to the test of the keenest kind of contemporaneity. As a recurrent object of study, the forest forms the abundance of representation and imposes a certain tension. The imposing concrete architectures which can be glimpsed camouflaged behind curtains of trees, the raised cabins which act as watchtowers, and the dynamic forms which pierce the undergrowth, all help to set up an oppressive atmosphere.
Nicolas Pincemin's canvases also combine with abstract elements which are integrated in or overlaid on the image. By creating planes and emphasizing depths, these motifs completely reorganize our reading, suggesting that the artist practices painting the way other people make collages. Plane on plane, element on element, his oeuvre is constructed like a dialogue between heterogeneous elements all echoing one another, thus manhandling the image and once and for all undermining the quietness of the landscape.

Biographical notes translated with the support of the Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap.