Richard Saltoun Gallery, in London, is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of the career and unorthodox life of French Surrealist artist Pierre Molinier. The exhibition is open from 20th August to 2nd October 2015.
This exhibition presents a selection of more than 50 of his groundbreaking photographs, drawings and paintings, dating from 1952 onwards.
Molinier’s fascination with the body and the erotic manifested itself through his carefully staged photographic portraits and self-portraits.
Whilst his paintings and drawings depicted female characters in vertiginous, dark backgrounds, in his photographs he adopted a more joyful approach, reshaping his and his model’s appearances through doll’s masks, clothing, accessories, and S&M paraphernalia.
Cross-dressing was, for Molinier, the preferred method of reshaping his own appearance, and this exhibition will present a collection of these self-portraits.