Bernard Pras

Born in 1952 - France

BIOGRAPHY

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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EXHIBITIONS

2013
Mazel Galerie, Inventaires, Bruxelles (Belgique)

2012
Galerie Photo Edition Berlin, Anamorphosen/Figure Libre, Berlin (Allemagne)
Sergio Gonçalves Galeria, Rio de Janeiro (Bresil)

2011
Galerie Tony Rocfort, La Baule (France)

2010
Mazel Galerie, Objets Trouvés, Bruxelles (Belgique)

2009
Collégiale Sainte Croix de Loudun, Rumeurs, Loudun (France)

2008
Galerie Suty, Anamorphotographies, Bordeaux (France)

2007
Galerie Jos Depypere (Belgique)
Espace des Arts, installations et photographies, Festival BD, Colomiers (France)

2006
Centre arc en ciel Lievin (Belgique)
Hôtel St Simon, Boom (installation), Angoulême (France)

2005
Galerie Raphaël 12, Francfort (Allemagne)
Galerie MR, Angoulême (France)
Salon de Gent (Belgique)
Lastronef, Marseille (France)

2004
Galerie Christine Kandler Art Paris,, Toulouse (France)
Galerie Municipale Gonzales, Rewind (installation), Arcueil (France)
Centre Culturel, Saint Cyprien (France)
Galerie Depypere (Belgique)

2003
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)

2002
MJC Fernand-Leger, Corbeil-Essonne (France)
Galerie Bruno Delarue, Paris (France)

2001
Galerie Christine Kandler, Toulouse (France)

2000
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)

1999
Galerie Raphaël Picard, Strasbourg (France)
Galerie Bruno Delarue Art Paris, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris (France)
Arsenal, Metz (France)

1998
Galerie Bruno Delarue, Paris (France)

1995
Centre Culturel Erik Satie, Arcueil (France)

1994
Galerie MR, Angoulême (France)

1993
Galerie Trait d'union, Cognac (France)

1982
Hôtel Saint Simon, Angoulême (France)

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