Thursday, March 23, 2023
The jury of the 16th edition of the Daniel and Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation Drawing Prize has awarded Pascal Leyder at the Palais Brongniart.
The winner receives an endowment of €15,000 and the two other selected finalists €5000 each. A work by Pascal Leyder will also be donated by the Foundation to the graphic art cabinet of the Musée national d'art moderne-Centre Pompidou.
Pascal Leyder is a Belgian artist, born in 1988. Inspired by multiple works, cartographies or plans held by the library of the Centre d'art brut et contemporain, he uses them as a source or matrix, for invitations to travel. He can add elements of his daily life and the emotions that nourish him, including the field of friendship or love. Everything is done in the first draft and the artist never reworks or corrects his strokes. He uses, with abundance, the totality of his support, multiplying the lines or glorifying his own signature, with which he can sometimes begin his work.