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Pierre Dmitrienko

"I searched for human "presence", aura, the face does not interest me. "

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Notes of biography

Pierre Dmitrienko is born in Paris in 1925 from a Russian father and a Greek mother. He grows up with two languages, one of which - Russian - becomes his father language. Shortly after the war, he studies architecture at the Fine Arts of Paris (Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris). He begins painting in 1944 (marine, portraits and landscapes) and befriends young painters (Franois Arnal, Serge Rezvani). Dmitrienko renounces to architecture and then lives from other activities.
In his first period of creation, the young artist is under some influences of Albert Gleizes, and through him of Cubism. He discovers Paul Klee. Over time, he participates in many group exhibitions, his real debut starts from 1948, when he belongs to the group Mains blouies (Dazzled Hands) at the Maeght Gallery (Rezvani, Jacques Lanzmann, Raymond Mason, Baudiniere, Signovert, Thompson), group composed by most young abstract painters of Paris.
Pierre Dmitrienko participates in exhibitions in Paris (Salon of May, New Realities in 1957) and international group exhibitions. The artist reaps an impressive harvest of awards and prizes.
In the second period (1950-60), Dmitrienko expresses in a variety of themes, a joy to paint fully romantic, he tries to capture the light and the psychological climate of places that inspires him, landscapes where he lives, landscapes remained in his memory. In 1960, Dmitrienko acquires a press to print from which emerges over two hundred works. He startes carving in 1965.
In his final period (from 1962), the artist, coming from an absolute lyricism, engages his art to an extreme austerity. With this last period, Dmitrienko has "expressed a duty to show his horror towards the atrocities of a world, in all its aspects, he personally wished it happy," writes Jacques Busse.
Pierre Dmitrienko passes away in 1974; he is only 50 years.

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Bibliographic track and more

To read about the artist :
  • Dmitrienko , cat., Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles, 1968
  • Tu m'as dit, Pierre?, Guy Weelen, cat., Galerie Rber, Lucerne, 1969
  • Peintures, sculptures , Pierre Cabanne, cat., Gal A. Verbeke, Paris, 1975
  • Dmitrienko, le voyant, Georges Boudaille, in revue L'Oeil n238, mai 1975
  • Dmitrienko, Pierre ou Piotr?, Georges Boudaille, in revue Art Press, dc. 1978
  • Dmitrienko , M.-C. Volfin et L. Nahmias, Centre Nat. des Arts Plastiques, Paris, 1984
  • Dmitrienko : Couples , in cat. Galerie Arlette Gimaray, Paris, 1988
  • Dmitrienko , coll., cat., Muse de Sens et MAM de Troyes, 1997
  • Dmitrienko , Henry Bussire, cat., Galerie Henry Bussire, Ed. Adamas, 2002
  • Dmitrienko , J.-C. Marcad, cat., Galerie Le Minautore, Paris, 2005
To read from the artist :
  • No books referenced.
Website :
No website dedicated to the artist.

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Art movements

+ SCHOOL OF PARIS / 1945-1960 / Jean Degottex, Georges Mathieu, Nicolas de Stal, etc.
+ LYRIC ART, ABSTRACT, TACHISM / 1950-1960 / Jackson Pollock, Emil Schumacher, etc.
+ NEW REALITIES / 1946-1956 / Etienne Bothy, Marcelle Cahn, etc.
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