Pierre Gonnord

Cholet, France, 1963

Gonnord lives and works in Madrid. A resident in Spain since 1988, after having studied economics, he has been professionally devoting himself to photography since 1999. The central core of his work consists in large-scale portraits, mostly on black backgrounds, which reference the classicism of seventeenth-century naturalistic painters, sometimes with certain notes of religious imagery. His series include anonymous solitary characters far removed from stereotypical beauty who belong to marginal or minority groups, such as gypsies, the Japanese mafia and immigrants, etc.

Gonnord has exhibited at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris (2005), the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (León, 2005), the Museo de Bellas Artes (Seville, 2006) and the Artium of Álava (Vitoria, 2007), among others; his work is part of distinguished public and private collections at institutions such as the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (Paris), the Centre Nacional des Arts Plastiques (Paris), Fundación Telefónica (Madrid), the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (USA), Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (León).

Works in the collection