Pierson is an archaeologist of life, past and present, in which every one of his works tells a story of love, desire, loss, hope and loneliness.
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac is pleased to present a selection of recent works by American artist Jack Pierson.
Pierson's practice embodies an array of media spanning from wall-drawings, word-pieces, installations, drawings, paintings and photographs. For this exhibition he has chosen to show some pencil-drawings referring to his word-pieces, in which we can read words such as truth, glory or my sin. In a way, Pierson is an archaeologist of life, past and present, in which every one of his works tells a story of love, desire, loss, hope and loneliness.
Jack Pierson was born in 1960 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. While studying at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, he became associated with a group of artists who would become known as the Boston School, of which Nan Goldin was also a central figure. Today, Jack Pierson lives and works in both New York City and Southern California.
„Certain words aren't good when you describe an artwork - like sentimental, romantic, poetic and pretty. But those are my favourite qualities of anything" (Jack Pierson)