Pierre Le-Tan


Of all the art ventures that have sprung up in London recently, a show of Pierre Le-Tan’s drawings held in Dennis Severs’ House in East London may well be one of the most remarkable. When I first heard about the project, I imagined that it could quickly become a sort of artistic suicide: having visited the profoundly life-enhancing 18th century house on a previous occasion, I assumed that the spotlight would fall more surely on its contents. I challenge anyone to walk into 18 Folgate Street and not feel deeply affected by the magical light, soft sounds and particularly striking furniture. I questioned the success of such an odd project and wondered whether the building and its atmosphere would not loom too powerfully over Pierre Le-Tan’s work. Well, I need not have worried. The beautiful drawings have a serenity to them, linear panache and wonderfully original simplicity that make them simply strong enough to keep pace with the surroundings.

Pierre Le-Tan at the Dennis Severs House in collaboration with East of Mayfair

Photo: July Stars

I took more pictures of this show for Purple Diary. Click here to see all of them.


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2 comments:

joanna said...

jaja! your photos are hauntingly beautiful. i'm in love!
xoxo

lola is beauty said...

So beautiful! x