Clark & Pougnaud Selected Works

(France , 1963)
Biography
Clark & Pougnaud
Clark and Pougnaud are a French artistic duo, working as photographer and painter respectively. Clark grew up in an environment surrounded by photography. He was also his father’s assistant before opening his own studio in the 1980s. Pougnaud, coming from a family of artists, has been in the art world since early childhood.

They formed their duo in the 1990s: Pougnaud imagines miniature stage sets, creates them, and paints the decor while Clark photographs them. Characters are photographed separately and then inserted in the decor.

Their work demonstrates a singular interdisciplinarity comprised of painting, studio models, and photographs. Their work is resolutely contemporary in the technique used, the choice of characters, the solid blocks of color, and the strong sense of staging. Their approach also elaborately weaves pictorial references of the twentieth century, such as Edward Hopper, René Magritte, and surrealist motifs.

In 2000, Clark and Pougnaud were awarded the Arcimboldo prize for digital art, followed by an exhibition at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, and then in 2006, the HSBC award for Photography.

Awards

Prix Arcimboldo 2000
Prix de la Fondation HSBC 2006

EXHIBITIONS:

2016/2017 The eye of the collector, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Strasbourg.
2016 Sede di Porto Cervo Via del Porto Vecchio, Paci Contemporary
2016 Photo LA, The REEF/LA Mart
2016 Le temps des collections, Musée des beaux-Arts de Rouen
2015 "Le Secret", Galerie Photo 12
2015 Rétrospective à la Maison photographique de Lille
2015 Photo Shanghai, Galerie Photo12
2014 Solo show à Art Paris Art Fair
2014 Mood indigo, Galerie Photo12
2013 Hommage à Edward Hopper - Mona Bismarck American Center for art & culture, Paris
2012 "I Have a dream" Paci Contemporary gallery Brescia
2012 "Homage" Galerie PhotoHub Manometr, Moscou
2012 "Lost in meditation" - Galerie Photo 12, Paris
2011 La Galerie - La Filature, Mulhouse
2011 "La tête dans les nuages" - Théâtre d'Angoulême
2011 L'Imagerie de Lannion
2011 L'Onde - centre d'Art Velizy
2010 "From infancy to the green years" Musée Pouchkine, Moscou
2010 Galerie Ines Barrenechea, Madrid
2010 Skotia Gallery, Santa Fe
2010 Galerie Duchamp, Yvetot
2009 Retrospective Musée du Montparnasse-r, Prix Arcimboldo
2009 C'est la vie" Galerie PaciArte, Brescia
2008 "Étrange Europe" - Résidence Jean Zay, Paris dans le cadre du Mois de la photo
2008 Trans Photographiques - Lille - dans le cadre du Prix Arcimboldo
2008 "Il était une fois" Parcours Saint Germain - Paris
2008 "Presumed Innocence" Decordova Museum - Lincoln, USA
2007 "Suspicious origins" Claire Oliver Gallery, New-York
2007 28e quinzaine de la photographie à Cholet
2007 Philips de Pury & Co, New-York, Fondation HSBC
2007 Galerie Baudoin Lebon
2007 "Un tableau peut en cacher un autre", National Museum of History and Art - Luxembourg
2007 "Le petit chaperon rouge" Fondation Albert Marinus - Woluwe Saint Lambert -Belgique
2007 Les Rencontres d'Arles, Commanderie Sainte Luce, Fondation HSBC
2005 "Picturing Identity" Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago
2005 "C'est la vie" Musée de l'Image, Epinal
2004 "Transhumance // 6" Le Château d'Eau - Toulouse
2004 "Les vilains dans les contes de Fées" Musée de l'Image - Epinal
2004 La Conciergerie, dans le cadre du Mois de la Photo à Paris
2004 "Intimité" Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris
2003 "Les Bourgeoises d'Angoulême et les Contes de Fées" Galerie Bruno Delarue, Paris
2002 "Voyages d’amour" Festival Terre d'Images - Biarritz
2001 Biennale de Nancy,
2000 "Hommage à Edward Hopper" Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2015 "Ceci n’est pas une fleur", Editions Contrejour
2010 "Clark et Pougnaud", published by " Petit Format", galerie Duchamp
2009 "C'est la Vie", PaciArte gallery:
2006 "Clark et Pougnaud", monograph, Éditions Actes Sud
2004 "Intimité", galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris
2003 “Les Bourgeoises d’Angoulême et les Contes” galerie Bruno Delarue, Paris

Shows with GALERIE PHOTO12
MIA PhotoFair, Milan
MIA PhotoFair, Milan
from Friday, March 10, 2017 to Monday, March 13, 2017
THE MALL – PORTA NUOVA VARESINE, MILANO
PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco 2017, Booth C5
PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco 2017, Booth C5
from Friday, January 27, 2017 to Sunday, January 29, 2017
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, 2 Marina Blvd, Bldg A, San Francisco, California 94123
Art ELysées 2016, Stand A126
Art ELysées 2016, Stand A126
from Thursday, October 20, 2016 to Monday, October 24, 2016
Avenue des Champs Elysées, entre le Grand Palais et la Concorde
L'Oeil du collectionneur
L'Oeil du collectionneur
from Saturday, September 17, 2016 to Sunday, March 26, 2017
Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de la Ville de Strasbourg
Art Paris Art Fair 2016
Art Paris Art Fair 2016
from Thursday, March 31, 2016 to Monday, April 4, 2016
Grand Palais, Paris
Fotofever 2015
Fotofever 2015
from Thursday, November 12, 2015 to Sunday, November 15, 2015
CARROUSEL DU LOUVRE
Clark & Pougnaud - Rétrospective
Clark & Pougnaud - Rétrospective
from Thursday, October 29, 2015 to Sunday, November 29, 2015
Maison de la Photo - Lille
The Secret
The Secret
from Tuesday, October 20, 2015 to Saturday, November 28, 2015
Galerie Photo12
Photo Shanghai 2015
Photo Shanghai 2015
from Thursday, September 10, 2015 to Sunday, September 13, 2015
PhotoLA 2015
PhotoLA 2015
from Thursday, January 15, 2015 to Sunday, January 18, 2015
The Reef, 1933 Broadway, Los Angeles
Art Elysées 2014
Art Elysées 2014
from Wednesday, October 22, 2014 to Monday, October 27, 2014
Pavillons sur l’avenue des Champs-Élysées Paris 8ème
PhotoShanghai 2014
PhotoShanghai 2014
from Friday, September 5, 2014 to Sunday, September 7, 2014
Shanghai Exhibition Centre
Flowers for Summertime
Flowers for Summertime
from Thursday, May 22, 2014 to Saturday, July 26, 2014
Galerie Photo12 et Galerie Du 10
Mood Indigo
Mood Indigo
from Friday, April 4, 2014 to Saturday, May 17, 2014
Galerie Photo12
ART PARIS ART FAIR, from March 26 to 30, 2014
ART PARIS ART FAIR, from March 26 to 30, 2014
from Wednesday, March 26, 2014 to Sunday, March 30, 2014
Grand Palais, Paris
Fotofever Paris 2013
Fotofever Paris 2013
from Thursday, November 14, 2013 to Sunday, November 17, 2013
Carrousel du Louvre, Paris
Fotofever Brussels 2013
Fotofever Brussels 2013
from Thursday, October 3, 2013 to Sunday, October 6, 2013
Tour & Taxis, Brussels
Lost in Meditation
Lost in Meditation
from Friday, October 26, 2012 to Saturday, December 1, 2012
Hommage à Hopper
Hommage à Hopper
from Saturday, October 20, 2012 to Sunday, January 20, 2013
Mona Bismarck American Center
Press
Magazine des Arts, novembre 2015

Magazine des Arts, novembre 2015

Chasseur d'images, Novembre 2015

Chasseur d'images, Novembre 2015

Curve Magazine, novembre 2015

Curve Magazine, novembre 2015

Marie-Claire Maison, Italie, novembre 2015

Marie-Claire Maison, Italie, novembre 2015

Philosophie magazine, novembre 2015

Philosophie magazine, novembre 2015

L'oeil de la photo, novembre 2015

L'oeil de la photo, novembre 2015

Le monde de la photo, novembre 2015

Le monde de la photo, novembre 2015

Télérama, octobre 2015

Télérama, octobre 2015

Elle Deco, novembre 2015

Elle Deco, novembre 2015

Réponses Photo, novembre 2015

Réponses Photo, novembre 2015

Sept 2015 - S/Magazine

Sept 2015 - S/Magazine

Sept 2015  - WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL FR

Sept 2015 - WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL FR

Sept 2015 -  WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL EN

Sept 2015 - WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL EN

Palace Costes, avril 2014

Palace Costes, avril 2014

L'Eventail

L'Eventail

Elle Deco

Elle Deco

Figaro Madame n°21229 du 2 et 3 novembre 2012

Figaro Madame n°21229 du 2 et 3 novembre 2012

Le Journal des Arts n°378 du 2 au 15 novembre 2012

Le Journal des Arts n°378 du 2 au 15 novembre 2012

Le Miroir de l'Art n°37, novembre 2012

Le Miroir de l'Art n°37, novembre 2012

Profession Photographe, octobre, novembre, décembre 2012

Profession Photographe, octobre, novembre, décembre 2012

Le Monde 2, 2006

Le Monde 2, 2006

Le photographe, 2006

Le photographe, 2006

L'integral des arts, 2006

L'integral des arts, 2006

ARTnews, 2005

ARTnews, 2005

Images magazine, 2004

Images magazine, 2004

Express mag, 2004

Express mag, 2004

Le Monde 2, 2004

Le Monde 2, 2004

 Pariscope, 2003

Pariscope, 2003

Le nouvel Obs, 2003

Le nouvel Obs, 2003

 Pariscope, 2003

Pariscope, 2003

Images magazine, 2003

Images magazine, 2003

Le Figaroscope, 2003

Le Figaroscope, 2003

Actualités, 2002

Actualités, 2002

Prix Arcimboldo, 2000

Prix Arcimboldo, 2000

 Creation numerique, 2000

Creation numerique, 2000