Pier Stockholm (b.1977 in Lima, Peru) lives and works in Paris, France. Stockholm initially studied for a BA in Architecture and Urbanism at The Universidad Ricardo Palma, Lima, Peru, before doing his MA in Fine Art at The Universidad De Sao Paulo followed by further post graduate studies at The Ecole des Beaux arts de Paris.
The artist's iconography is a visit to the utopia of modernist architecture, Christian religious fervour, and the adolescent imagination that glamorizes one's own beliefs. His practice creates a contradiction between the formal and subjective obsessions, thoughts and narratives that Stockholm describes as “systèmes émotionnels architecturés”. To Stockholm, art is about endurance, about losing faith and rediscovering it.
Stockholm has a vivid interest in colour, structure and volumetric line drawing. This can be related to his training as architect which lingers in his explorations of circumventing the strict conceptual, mathematical constructs of line and plane that gradually build a range of allusion, projecting something different to a state of technical coolness and a climate of impersonality. In relation to this, Stockholm is interested in universal systems like measurements, scales, and colour charts. Within his practice he often starts with one of these existing systems and manipulates aspects to create the unexpected. He also relies on a large repository of references including (modernist) architecture, history, design, patterns, diagrams, scale, rituals, classification, icons and ornaments.
Pier Stockholm has exhibited in institutions and art spaces such as Paço das Artes (Sao Paulo), De Vleeshal (Middleburg), Casino (Luxembourg), and Espace Paul Ricard (Paris). He has participated in numerous residences such as SOART in Carinthia, Cité des Arts in Paris, MONGIN studios in Seoul, NID in Ahmedabad among others. In 2014 his artist's book "The Weight of References" was published by Onestar Press, Paris.