On View October 2018


Pierre Bergian (born 1965, Bruges, Belgium) studied Art History and Archeology, and combined with his fascination for architecture his paintings explore space, structure and the presence of architectural components.

Bergian's work looks at rooms and spaces that are often almost empty, except for a small selection of furnishings and objects. He is intrigued by the many old, abandoned houses in Bruges, Lille and Ghent he encountered as a child. The mysterious atmosphere and natural light of the deserted rooms was captivating.

His interiors are often filled with pictures whether they be hung on the walls or piled against an easel on the floor, often being depicted as no more than a square shade of color upon the wall, possessing little detail. By doing so Bergian insures our attention is focused on the composition and presence of his work rather than what is displayed within the scene.

He has had solo exhibitions at Purdy Hicks, London; Gallery Laurent de Puybaudet, Paris; Galerie Josine Bokhoven, Amsterdam, and his work in included in the permanent collection at the British Museum in London.