Bernard Pras

Born in 1952 - France


Having spent part of his childhood in his grand-mother's grocery store, he has developed a strong and privileged relationship with objects and inventories of all sorts. At the crossing of pop art and performance, in-between figuration and ?dis-figuration?, Bernard Pras?s work doesn't leave any viewer indifferent?

A graduate of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse in 1974, Bernard Pras is a virtuoso of the anamorphosis and of the juxtaposition of eclectic objects, carefully chosen to be in resonance with his subjects; he creates an image that is comprehensible from a single, pre-defined point of view. this is the art of the secret perspective that Dürer was talking about?

Christian-Louis Eclimont says of the artist:
"An athlete of the optical effect, Pras moves between the infinitely composite and the infinitely composed, using his eye as a camera that captures the patterns while they are being projected.?"

Giving up his paintbrushes for the hand, the object and a camera, he has been appropriating images of art history and contemporary society since 1998. The color and the stroke become object and the composition - an installation punctuated by dozens of images. Without photography, the installations would remain the privilege of a few, unique spectators of this metamorphosis during which the act of recycling becomes art.

Without this final moment that is the last picture taken, marked by a luminous flash, when the artist transforms the three dimensions in only two for the greatest pleasure of our eyes, Bernard Pras?s work could not exist.

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Mazel Galerie, Inventaires, Bruxelles (Belgique)

Galerie Photo Edition Berlin, Anamorphosen/Figure Libre, Berlin (Allemagne)
Sergio Gonçalves Galeria, Rio de Janeiro (Bresil)

Galerie Tony Rocfort, La Baule (France)

Mazel Galerie, Objets Trouvés, Bruxelles (Belgique)

Collégiale Sainte Croix de Loudun, Rumeurs, Loudun (France)

Galerie Suty, Anamorphotographies, Bordeaux (France)

Galerie Jos Depypere (Belgique)
Espace des Arts, installations et photographies, Festival BD, Colomiers (France)

Centre arc en ciel Lievin (Belgique)
Hôtel St Simon, Boom (installation), Angoulême (France)

Galerie Raphaël 12, Francfort (Allemagne)
Galerie MR, Angoulême (France)
Salon de Gent (Belgique)
Lastronef, Marseille (France)

Galerie Christine Kandler Art Paris,, Toulouse (France)
Galerie Municipale Gonzales, Rewind (installation), Arcueil (France)
Centre Culturel, Saint Cyprien (France)
Galerie Depypere (Belgique)

Centre d'Art de Thonon, Evian (France)
Puls’art, Le Mans (France)
Histoire bête, Laon (France)
Installation, Art Festival of Galway (Irlande)
Galerie Eric de Montbel, Paris (France)
Installation, Alliance française, Lima (Pérou)
Galerie Frédéric Storme, Lille (France)
Centre d'Art, Montpellier (France)

MJC Fernand-Leger, Corbeil-Essonne (France)
Galerie Bruno Delarue, Paris (France)

Galerie Christine Kandler, Toulouse (France)

Galerie Art Espace, Thonon les Bains (France)
Galerie Eric de Montbel, Paris (France)
Galerie Bruno Delarue, Paris (France)
Ferme Isasha, Chaumont-Gistoux (Belgique).
Galerie Laurence Klein, Bruxelles (Belgique).
Centre de la Photographie de Normandie, Rouen (France)

Galerie Raphaël Picard, Strasbourg (France)
Galerie Bruno Delarue Art Paris, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris (France)
Arsenal, Metz (France)

Galerie Bruno Delarue, Paris (France)

Centre Culturel Erik Satie, Arcueil (France)

Galerie MR, Angoulême (France)

Galerie Trait d'union, Cognac (France)

Hôtel Saint Simon, Angoulême (France)

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