The Easel

28th February 2023

The deliberately difficult art of Pierre Dunoyer

Dunoyer is influential in his native France, but little known elsewhere. Perhaps that’s not a surprise. His works may be Instagrammable but not easily explained. He intends his careful abstractions to be “pure objects”, objects that are capable of “turning seeing into thinking”. What Dunoyer means is to deny “above all, that painting has any storytelling capacities”. From there, you are on your own.