BRUNO MONTPIED

BRUNO MONTPIED
1954- | FRANCE

Le matelot et le fourmilier, 1996 © Collection De Stadshof
Le matelot et le fourmilier, 1996 © Collection De Stadshof

Bruno Montpied was born in 1954 in Boulogne-sur-Seine. He now lives in Paris where he makes a living as a monitor of extracurricular school activities. At the age of twenty he was inspired by surrealism and he began painting and drawing three years later after meeting Asger Jorn and the COBRA movement. His first exhibition was held at the Galerie l’Usine in Paris. An erudite and passionate lover of Folk and Outsider Art since the ’80s, he was collected extensive documentation on self-taught artists, advocating on their behalf and inviting controversy in the different journals he founded (La Chambre Rouge, L’Art Immé Diat). His poetic and visionary artwork uses a variety of techniques: acrilyc, ballpoint pen, ink,… He maintains an internet blog he created in June 2007, Le Poignard Subtil. In the spring of 2011, he published a book devoted to his research on spontaneous environments, Eloge des Jardins Anarchiques or a tribute to anarchic gardens.

Bruno Montpied è nato nel 1954 a BoulognesurSeine. Ora vive a Parigi, dove si guadagna da vivere grazie ad attività scolastiche extracurriculari. All’età di vent’anni venne ispirato dal surrealismo e tre anni dopo ha iniziato a dipingere e disegnare, grazie soprattutto all’incontro con Asger Jorn e il movimento COBRA. La sua prima mostra si è tenuta alla Galerie l’Usine di Parigi. Un amante erudito e appassionato di Folk Art ed Outsider Art a partire dagli anni 80, ha raccolto un’ampia documentazione sugli artisti autodidatti, sostenendoli ed invitando polemiche nelle diverse riviste da lui fondate (La Chambre Rouge, L’Art imme Diat). La sua opera poetica e visionaria utilizza una varietà di tecniche: acrilico, penna a sfera, inchiostro, Egli ha un blog che ha creato nel giugno 2007, Le Poignard Subtil. Nella primavera del 2011, ha pubblicato un libro dedicato alla sua ricerca sugli “environments”, Eloge des Jardins Anarchiques o tributo ai giardini anarchici.

Au charmant pays des endeuillés, 2000, photo from http://www.outsider-art-fair.com
Au charmant pays des endeuillés, 2000, photo from www.outsider-art-fair.com
Le Bonnet d'âne, 1994, photo from http://www.outsider-art-fair.com
Le Bonnet d’âne, 1994, photo from www.outsider-art-fair.com
Aubades pour Odalisque, 2000, photo from http://www.outsider-art-fair.com
Aubades pour Odalisque, 2000, photo from www.outsider-art-fair.com

Bio from: Halle Saint Pierre – Sous le Vent de l’Art Brut 2: Collection de Stadshof

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