Ellen Pieck

When colour helps to investigate the soul.This is what happens in the art of Ellen Pieck, a refined Dutch artist whose research starts from decoration, but is not limited to pretty lines and shades alone.
For this painter who, praised by critics and public alike, has held exhibitions all over the world, the abstraction of signs and colours helps investigating the drives and the states of the subconscious that can be reached neither by reason nor through figurative art.

Escape, Reminiscence, En-Vie: the hermetic yet very effective titles of her works themselves
symbolize conditions or moments of existence, which she represents with elegant chromatic matches outlining winding or geometric emotional maps.
Flowers and other forms take shape in this fresco, feeding - depending on the concept being expressed - on different colours: the result is a painting journey heading for emotional lands, without ever renouncing the pleasantness and beauty of the image.

Fascination, it is well-known, is a means of seduction: and this is what these pictures do to those who observe them - they seduce them. The aesthetic pleasure of these pictures is an expression of grace and harmony even when they intend to disturb, hurt or create ambiguity, as in the case of Mirror, where two similar paintings stand by each other almost in a symmetric way, though hosting different colours and strokes : this artist takes us through fascinating chromatic and material labyrinths, indicating to us how the human condition still needs to be entirely explored and discovered.

author: Michela Turra



2008 December Foire International d'Art Contemporain “LINEART”, Gent, Belgium
2009 January Galleria di Gaudi, Madrid, Spain
2009 May Salon d'Art “le Sm'art, Aix en Provence, France
2009 December Biennale de Florence, Florence, Italy
2010 March Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York, USA
2010 April Salon d'Artiste Contemporain, Honfleur, France
2010 June Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
2010 July/August Berlin Gone Wild, Berlin, Germany
2010 October Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
2010 November Ferrara Estense Castle, Ferrara, Italy
2011 April Galleria de Marchi, “little treasures”, Bologna, Italy
2011 May "Artshopping", Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
2011 June Venezia Project, Venice, Italy
2011 October Artshopping”, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
2011 November “Art Atlantic”, La Rochelle, France
2011 December Galleria de Marchi, “On the Edge”, Bologna, Italy Premium Award
2012 March Museum of Merida, Mexico, effetto biennale ' equinox '