Patrick Pietropoli

b. 1953 Paris, France

Patrick Pietropoli was a teacher of political studies for several years before becoming a professional artist. Trained as both a painter and a sculptor, his oil on linen paintings have both an antique feel and a very contemporary freeness. Drawing inspiration from the style of old masters such as Titian and Velasquez, Pietropoli creates grand figural compositions and cityscapes. He paints the carefully articulated architecture of Paris, New York, Rome and other major cities as well as delicate nudes. His nudes capture a moment in time where he defines the relationship between form and freedom. To the viewer, a simple color field becomes a stable wall behind the figure. Each painting, due to its observed patience, is timeless.With small amounts of paint and a restricted palette, he brings an intimate texture and space to his paintings. He has executed commissions in the form of frescoes and monumental sculpture for the Mutualite Francaise and has consistently exhibited his work in Italy, France, Belgium and America.

Pietropoli has been recognized as an established artist in France since the mid 1980’s. His solo exhibitions in the United States and abroad draw both collectors and admirers.


SELECT EXHIBITIONS
2013 Spring Group Show, Axelle Fine Arts, New York
2012 Winter Group Show, Axelle Fine Arts, New York
2013 Group Show, Axelle Fine Arts, Boston
2012 Un Voyage En Italie, Axelle Fine Arts, Boston
2012 Group Show, Axelle Fine Arts, New York
2011 Axelle Fine Arts, New York
2010 Art Chicago, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London
2010 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, New York
2010 Felli Galerie, rue Vieille du Temple, Paris
2010 Axelle Fine Arts, Boston
2009 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, Boston
2009 Claudine Legrand Galerie, rue de Seine, Paris
2009 Axelle Fine Arts, New York
2008 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, New York
2008 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, San Francisco
2008 Felli Galerie, rue Vieille du Temple, Paris
2007 Claudine Legrand Galerie, rue de Seine, Paris
2007 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, New York
2007 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, Boston
2006 Claudine Legrand Galerie, rue de Seine, Paris
2006 London Art Fair, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London
2006 Crema Museum, Personal Exhibition, Italy
2005 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, New York
2005 Galerie de l’Europe, San Francisco
2004 Galerie Francis Barlier, Paris
2004 Galerie Visconti, Paris
2003 Galerie de l’Europe, Paris
2003 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, New York
2002 Galerie de l’Europe, Paris
2001 Claudine Legrand Galerie, Paris
2001 Galerie Gantois, Cannes
2001 Salon Art Paris, stand V. Smagghe, Paris carrousel du Louvre
2001 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, New York
2000 Galerie Ileana Boudoulis, Paris
2000 Galerie de l’Europe, Paris
2000 Musee la Marine, Place de la Concorde: two paintings acquired for permanent collection
1999 CGB Galerie, Honfleur
1999 Claudine Legrand Galerie, Paris
1999 SAGA, stand Boulan, Paris
1999 Galerie de l’ Europe, Paris
1998 Galerie Septentrion, Lille
1998 SAGA, stand Boulan, Paris
1998 Galerie Etienne de Cousans, Paris
1998 LINEART, Gand, Belgium
1998 Galerie Ileana Bouboulis, Paris
1997 Catherine Guerard Galerie, Paris
1997 Claudine Legrand Galerie, Paris
1996 Paintings and drawings, Galerie Guenegaud, Paris
1995 Salon d’art contemporain de Strasbourg, Strasbourg
1995 Objects utiles, Anne Robin Galerie, Paris
1995 J.M. Felli Galerie, Paris
1990-95 Execution of commissions: frescoes and monumental sculpture for the Mutualite Francaise
1983-90 Personal exhibitions each year in Paris and Lille, Galerie 31