Pierre Barbrel was born in 1991. He works and lives in Paris.
His photographic artwork is inspired by the narrative traditions of religious art and draw their references from syncretic myths.
Barbrel has always been fascinated by myths, tales and legends, particularly by their emotional force, their philosophical and psychoanalytical elaborations.
He links the genesis of folklore with his own experiences and from that he builds a personal mythology.
The core of his research is the incarnation of the psyche through the body, its traces in multimedia, its shadow in the cloud thus expanding the existence further than death. His work explores the identity of the digital photographic medium, building bridges between the structure of digital images with the architecture of pixels and the organization of the matter.
He uses photography as sublimation, a fight against pain, against oblivion, against death.
After having been banned from Instagram, censored several times by Facebook, and having received threats of disclosure of his intimacy, Barbrel seeks to deal with paradoxical concomitance in the digital media: body intolerance, censorship, abusive condemnation of nudity and sexuality and outrageous disclosure of information and unwanted images.
Barbrel’s work was exhibited for 6 years in a row at the Grand Palais for ART CAPITAL, in the Salon des Artistes Français. It was awarded a bronze medal in 2014, silver in 2018 and gold in 2020. He also won the 1st Prize in the Category: Fine Art-Nudes of the International Photographer of the Year 2017 Photography Awards.