Herold Pierre-Louis

About the Artist

Herold Pierre-Louis (photo courtesy of artist)
Herold Pierre-Louis (photo courtesy of artist)
The Next Generation:  Mario Pierre-Louis, Herold Pierre-Louis and their young students (photo courtesy of artist)
The Next Generation: Mario Pierre-Louis, Herold Pierre-Louis and their young students (photo courtesy of artist)
Herold Pierre-Louis in his studio, 2017.
Herold Pierre-Louis in his studio, 2017.
Herold Pierre-Louis in his studio, 2020.
Herold Pierre-Louis in his studio, 2020.

Port-au-Prince, b. 1996.

In November, 2017 Herold posted online an interview which Adolf Alzuphar conducted with him:

 I interviewed Herold. He was a gracious interviewee. I hope that his art can find an audience in the US, as the art of a changing city, fighting to stay alive and to make a life out of its present.
1. I love your paintings. Do you only paint?
I’m mainly a painter, but I also sculpt. I started painting at 6 and now I’m 21; I’ve been painting for most of my life.
2. What is your painting process, as in how do you generally conceptualize a piece of art, and then how do you execute?
I generally think of my paintings as a story and execute them as storytelling. I often write that story out, either on the painting itself or as the painting’s description.
3. You paint figuratively. What inspires the figures in your paintings?
They are purely figments of my imagination.
4. You are great with color. What inspires your color choice, especially of pink and of yellow?
I just love those two colors. They speak up about my ambitions to be exhibited, but also my living conditions.
5. What’s your great ambition as an artist?
To be exhibited in a gallery with as much of an appreciation for Haitian art as I have. I am also a teacher; I teach kids to paint and would love to continue to do so with more impact.

Who is Hérold Pierre-Louis? (posted on Facebook)

The painter was born in 1996, he is the second child of a siblings of nine. Eight years ago, Hérold Pierre-Louis would have dropped out of school if not for painting. After the earthquake of January 2010, 12, the father of the young painter lost his job at the St. Vincent institution which was destroyed. Since then, the artist has no longer the responsibility of his parents. In addition, he helps his mother with his siblings. Grand-Rue is not an area where a young man finds a lot of opportunities. His options at Grand Street were: repair car and truck tires or working at hotel bars in prostitutes. He had chosen the painting. Hérold wanted to be an artist like Andre who watched him grow.

Hérold grew up around artists. He was introduced to small art by the scuplteur André Eugene, a pioneer and director of the collective Atis Resistans. On the Grand-Rue de Port-au-Prince, it is almost impossible to miss the great barrier marked Art Resistance and Atis Resistans in front of which tire repair (kawoutchoumann) are located. It was behind this barrier that Hérold Pierre-Louis learned to hold the brush.

 

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Herold Pierre-Louis (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Paint and rubber inner-tube on recycled wood
(10 1/2" h. x 6 1/4" w.), c. 2014

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The Best Family During This Summer Vacation
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Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Tempera paint on cardboard.  Framed.
(20" h. x 16" w.), 2017
"my story of my art:  Jean Baptiste to say we are the best family during this summer vacancy it has no dispute it does not have problems my we are very happy"

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Exhibition by Jean Michel Basquiat and Picasso
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Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Tempera paint on cardboard.  Framed.
(20" h. x 16" w.), 2017
"My story of my art:  Jean Michel Basquiat and Picasso are gathered for a small exhibition at two"

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