• Where: Unity Pavilion
  • When: From Feb 5th to Mar 12th 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm

The Material and The Spiritual can impact each other to alter Life and the Environment

NOTE: Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays (Feb:12th to 15th closed to the public)

Born in Paris, an engineer by profession, Pierre Legrand’s artistic journey began after coming to Pondicherry and meeting the Mother in 1968. Legrand’s work took off with the invention of a coded script, to understand the mystery of being human from the cellular level, that innermost core where the material and the spiritual can impact each other to alter life and the environment.

The coded script explored cellular structures, space and porosity which has structured all his work over the years: painting, sculpture, public and private installations and, sometimes, even music. It has also morphed with different materials, growing increasingly free as he explored the coded structure.

All Legrand’s work is based on algorithms and mathematical formulas, which translate language into visual equivalents of structure and colors. He exhibited in Europe and Auroville from 1989-2001, including installations such Resonance at UNESCO, Paris, and Light Matter, Light Station & Color Piano in Auroville. His work has featured alongside Mark Tobey, (Dimensions of the Infinite, Paris) and with Richard Serra (Schwarz, Cologne).

Pierre Legrand was invited to exhibit at the Kochi Biennale

Collateral, 2014, at India International Centre, New Delhi, 2014 and 2016 and was exhibited at the India Art Fair 2014, 2016 and the 2020 edition. He lives and works in Auroville.