I was inspired by a series about "La belle époque“. This painting is about nostalgia and the novels of the beginning of the century, but also about the matter that transforms and corrodes. "Georges V” was invented from scratch. It exists but it has nothing to do with what I've painted.
Erik de Saint Pierre was born in Paris in 1958. During his youth, he lived both in the Paris region and Normandy. He created his first communication agency in Jersey when he was 16. After his high school diploma, he attended the Atelier Met de Penninghen, then the École Supérieure d'Arts Graphiques (Paris VI). He worked as a model maker for the Éditorial agency, then as artistic director of Lire, then as creation director of the LG group. He funded his own communication agencies (Lanscape, Graph'M, Vif Argent et Pégase) preserving his role of creation director and multimedia designer.
In 2010, Erik permanently left the Parisian region and moved to Normandy to devote himself to painting. He is a member of several associations of Norman painters. In 2013 he created La p'tite galerie in Honfleur. Since 2015, he has been responsible for a painting workshop in Gonneville-sur-Honfleur.
Since 2016, Erik is one of the quoted artists of the Hôtel Drouot auction house.