Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Pierre Bergian

L'atelier, 2018

Oil on paper

22 x 30 inches

 

 

 

 

Christian Hootsell

Abstract XIV, 2013

Welded steel with black paint

28 x 4 x 4 inches

Pierre Bergian

The Abstract Painting, 2019

Oil on canvas

39 3/8 x 43 1/4 inches

Pierre Bergian

Kunstkammer, 2017

Oil on canvas

31 1/2 x 27 3/4 inches

Pierre Bergian

Three Paintings in the Museum, 2018

Oil on panel

23 1/2 x 28 1/2 inches

Pierre Bergian

Neoclassic Room, 2018

Oil on panel

22 x 19 3/4 inches

Christian Hootsell

Citadel, 2017

Welded, rusted steel with clear coat

12 x 16 x 11 inches

Pierre Bergian

Near to Vicenza, 2018

Oil on canvas

27 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches

Pierre Bergian

The Blue Painting, 2018

Oil on panel

25 x 29 inches

Christian Hootsell

Poppy Fields: Afghanistan, 2012

Welded steel

24 x 8 x 6 inches

Pierre Bergian

Celadon, 2018

Oil on canvas

32 x 40 inches

Pierre Bergian

Chez Lagerfeld, Paris, 2018

Oil on paper

23 1/2/ x 31 1/2 inches

Christian Hootsell

Abstract IV, 2015

Welded steel with black paint

25 1/4 x 26 x 10 inches

Pierre Bergian

Crystal Palace, 2019

Oil on canvas

43 1/4 x 51 1/4 inches

Pierre Bergian

Dunes (In a neoclassical room), 2019

Oil on canvas

39 3/8 x 47 1/4 inches

 

Pierre Bergian

Empty Landscape, 2016

Oil on panel

24 1/2 x 30 inches

Pierre Bergian

Empty Room, 2017

Oil on canvas

27 3/4 x 31 1/2 inches

Christian Hootsell

Eagle's Nest, 2016

Welded steel 

18 x 23 1/2 x 10 inches

Pierre Bergian

Fire Left, Building Right, 2017

Oil on panel

27 1/2 x 33 inches

Pierre Bergian

Enfilade (Blue interior), 2017

Oil on panel

25 x 33 inches

Pierre Bergian

Homage to Joeseph Nash, 2017

Oil on panel

23 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches

 

Pierre Bergian

Ideal City, 2017

Oil on panel

22 1/2 x 29 inches

Pierre Bergian

Ladder and Klismoschair, 2018

Oil on paper

23 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches

Pierre Bergian

Ladder in Blue Room, 2018

Oil on panel

20 x 26 inches

Pierre Bergian

Lonely Table, 2018 

Oil on canvas

39 1/2 x 47 1/2 inches

Christian Hootsell

Abstract VIII, 2012

Welded steel with black paint

38 1/4 x 6 1/2 x 3 inches

Pierre Bergian

Mountain in the Room, 2018

Oil on canvas

27 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches

 

Pierre Bergian

Neoclassic Room, 2018

Oil on panel

22 1/2 x 27 inches

Pierre Bergian

Vedute, 2018

Oil on canvas

39 1/2 x 47 1/4 inches

Pierre Bergian

Purple Room with Screen, 2018

Oil on paper

23 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches

Pierre Bergian

Ruins, 2019

Oil on canvas

39 3/8 x 47 1/4 inches

Pierre Bergian

The Blue Bench, 2017

Oil on panel

22 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches

Pierre Bergian

Three Paintings and Three Doors, 2018

Oil on canvas

31 1/2 x 39 1/2 inches

Pierre Bergian
Untitled (mountain), 2015
Pencil and oil paint on paper
19 3/4 x 26 inches
 

Pierre Bergian and Christian Hootsell: Linear Interplay

Octavia Art Gallery | New Orleans

January 4 – 25, 2020

Opening Reception: January 4, 6 – 8 pm

 

Octavia Art Gallery presents Pierre Bergian and Christian Hootsell: Liner Interplay, an exhibition of oil paintings by Pierre Bergian and metal sculptures by Christian Hootsell.

 

Pierre Bergian and Christian Hootsell: Linear Interplay concentrates on line as a distinct medium, which can transcend the limitations of two-dimensional forms. Bergian’s lines form the architectural structure of Neoclassic interiors by using graphite markings to enhance adorned details such as Corinthian columns, Greek keys, and carved ornamental moulding. Hootsell’s lines are created out of metal, forming identifiable compositions and paths through space. As they lead the viewer’s eye around the object, they also communicate the character of the form.

 

Bergian’s paintings look at the interior architecture of rooms and spaces that are almost empty, bar a small selection of furnishings and objects that he explores in detail with graphite lines and mark making. Some of the works in this exhibition explore empty, spacious interiors by using simplistic lines to frame the architectural structure as seen in The Abstract Painting and The Blue Bench. In works such as L’atelier and Purple Room with Screen the lines become more organic and are used to highlight and bring attention to objects in the room such as paintings and ornamental details in moulding and doors.
 

While touring museums early in life, Hootsell became fascinated with metal sculpture and inspired by the works of David Smith, Mark di Suvero, Alexander Calder, and Anthony Caro. As a self-taught artist, he would study their works to gain an understanding of form and function, continuously applying that understanding to his own body of work. The works in this exhibition range from linear abstractions that allow the viewer to have their own visual experience, as in Abstract IV and Abstract XIV, to works with a more recognizable character, such as Eagle’s Nest.

 

Pierre Bergian is a Belgium based artist who studied Art History and Architecture at the University of Ghent and has published writings on the topics of design and architecture. He has had solo exhibitions at Purdy Hicks, London; Gallery Laurent de Puybaudet, Paris; Galerie Josine Bokhoven, Amsterdam, among others, and his work in included in the permanent collection at the British Museum in London.

 

Christian Hootsell, was born in Mississippi and resides in Dallas, TX. He is represented by Rebecca Low Gallery, TX, and exhibits throughout the region. Hootsell is currently producing works for a fifty-acre sculpture garden at the Fairfield Plantation in Natchez, MS.