Born in Paris in 1953, Patrick Pietropoli has been painting figures and urban landscapes for almost thirty years. His landscapes have been influenced by the panoramas of many cities around the world including Rome, Venice, New-York, Paris or London and he continues to draw inspirations from cities that surround him. His meticulous attention to detail, his realistic use of color and his distinct linear gestures are what make his urban landscapes very personal and familiar, creating an intimate experience between the artwork and its audience.
Pietropoli’s own personal Grail is the quest of beauty:
“Beauty, I think, can be anywhere and everywhere, even under all the infinitesimal details of reality, like a chimney on a rooftop or a gothic window on the top of a building in New-York City.” He says.” I don’t have to look far or wide to find beauty, because – to my eyes- it’s in everything. And I do not consider myself a realistic painter at all. I use realism to reach another dimension that is beyond the boundaries of realism.”
Pietropoli has exhibited in Italy, France, Belgium and the United States and settled in Brookling, New-York in 2008. His work is in both private and public collections, including a recent acquisition by the Museum of Melun, France. His artwork can also be found in the permanent collection of the Musée de la Marine in Paris. Galerie Saint-Dizier is proud to be the first gallery in Canada to represent the works of Patrick Pietropoli.