Pierre Alechinsky: Post CoBrA displays about 90 works spanning five decades from the last living and working CoBrA artist. Many of the drawings and paintings have never been shown before to the public.
Pierre Alechinsky: Post CoBrA is the largest exhibition of Pierre Alechinsky in the Netherlands so far.
Pierre Alechinsky is the last active CoBrA artist. Alechinsky (born in Brussels, 1927) works in his studio in Bougival near Paris and in Provence, not far from Arles, on paintings and graphic works with a lyrical and evocative character that show the influence of Far Eastern calligraphy. The earliest paintings date from 1958 and the most recent from 2015. Some paintings and drawings have never been displayed publicly. This retrospective display fulfils a long-cherished wish of the Cobra Museum.
Maarten Bertheux, guest curator: “Alechinsky paints fantasy figures, animals and plants with undulating and sometimes unfinished brushstrokes. He creates pictures in which natural processes, such as waking up and growing, are visualised. Works full of life, painted with a bright palette, but also works with a darker, more serious tone”.
Pierre Alechinsky: Post CoBrA displays about 90 works spanning five decades from the last living and working Cobra artist. With this exhibition it is the first time since the 1960’s there is a major museum survey of this extraordinary artist in the Netherlands. By displaying his work from 1958 up to 2015, a long-cherished wish of the Cobra Museum has been fulfilled.
Pierre Alechinsky previously had museum solo retrospective shows in the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (1975), the Guggenheim Museum in New York (1987) and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts (KMSK) in Brussels (2007).