Pierre Ardouvin was born in Crest in 1955, he lives and works in Paris.
Playing with popular cultural references that he uses as patterns by composing and recomposing them, using in particular collage, Pierre Ardouvin has made the society of the spectacle its theme of predilection.
However, under humorous traits it is heavy points that are questioned: social violence, society of control, identity, liberalism and the end of utopias are elements of his language.
The whole of his works can be read as poetics of the banality in which nostalgia and pessimism are linked.
Pierre Ardouvin's work takes the forme of installations, of drawings, collages, assemblies whose elements can be scanned, enlarged, covered with resin or glitter. Beyond a do-it-yourself shape, he proposes real recompositions and his installations become immersive and theatrical environments.
Over the past few years, his work has been exhibited in numerous international institutions and at cultural events, among others which in 2020 at the Yoko Uhoda gallery (Knokke, Belgium) and in 2019 at Galery Praz-Delavallade (Los Angeles, USA). In 2018 he exhibits at the Galerie Praz-Delavallade (Paris, France), at Topaz Art (New-York, USA), or at the CCK (Buenos Aires Argentina).
He is represented in France bu the gallery Praz-Delavallade.