Name:Louis N. LaPierre City/State: St Paul, MN Email:LouisNLaPierre@gmail.com Website:www.LouisNLaPierre.com MNartist.org profile:http://www.mnartists.org/artistHome.do?rid=189435 Facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Louis-N-LaPierre-ARTIST/173995722623577?sk=wall Bio. Louis N LaPierre hails from St. Paul Minnesota. He was born, learned to walk and create. He is still walking, and doesn't remember when he began painting. His favorite thing to do is watch, and his second is to paint. Louis uses art to find comfort in the uncomfortable, and a way to cope with the inevitable. Since his graduation from CVA in Saint Paul Minnesota in 2005 he has adopted a vigorous art practice in a variety of mediums. His work can be seen in many venues and on projects such as album covers, gig posters, steel, books, galleys, film, private collections and murals across the U.S.A. "A to B" acrylic on wood
Tell me about your work? What are you currently working on? How is this different from past projects? My work is a constant revolving door. Some times a piece I'm working on comes to fruition instantly, some times in mingles in a large pile for an undetermined amount of time. I start twice as much as I want to finish. And end up not finishing enough. projects tend to be like a rolling ball of snow. They are not independent from one another. Time is the only separation. Currently I think I'm going to focus more on fishing. There is plenty of time to create when I have to trudge to the studio. "What is Art?" is certainly too big of a question to ask here, but what do you hope your audience takes away from your art? What statement do you hope to make?
Art is a attempt to connect. We all want to feel connected, somehow. What was the best advice given to you as an artist? “Why walk, when you can run in circles” G'd Out Anthony Tell me about your work space and your creative process. As long as I pay attention things come together I'm some sort of subconscious capacity. Its really all just a study in how everything connects. I have a place were I actually apply paint to a substrate but all the important stuff happens elsewhere.
Do you have any exhibits to promote in the near future? Yes Closing Party! Cult Status Gallery 2913 Harriet Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55408 Closing Reception: Saturday, September 17th 7pm-1am Music By: makr/brodR (Mark Mcgee and Andrew Broder) Cult Status Gallery is pleased to announce Nay-Say, featuring the art of J. Wasyk and Louis N. LaPierre. Cohabitants of the same St. Paul studio for four years, Wasyk and LaPierre have created all the work in this show within their studio walls. While both of their work explores contemporary issues of environment and space, their end results are polar opposites.
Their individual approaches to making art have created an ongoing argument at the studio. J. Wasyk insists that there must be a vision of the final product and executes it to a tee without straying. He doesn't start until he knows that his vision can be perfectly fulfilled in the end. Conversely, Louis insists that the vision must come through the process and never knows what the final product will look like until he is done.
Their collaboration within the walls of Cult Status creates a body of work with vast differences and few similarities, all stemming from the same conversations and arguments. "Eat Until You Cant" acrylic and silkscreen on paper