Pierre Zarcate

Back to 80's Archive

French painter Pierre Zarcate (1951-2009) made drawings and watercolors reminiscent of works by Klee and Kupka. He had never before worked in the print medium, but was obsessed with the idea of creating a watercolor effect. Technically, it was a nightmare - we had to make 17 color passes - but the result was very beautiful. Zarcate abandoned figurative painting in 1995 and joined the “Fractalist” movement. In 2000, he began working with photographic montages, which he referred to as "Images Monde."