Franck Bernhard

Born in 1972 - France

BIOGRAPHY

He was born in 1972. Franck Bernhard is an artist photographer. During his artistic training at Institut Saint-Luc (Tournai, Belgium), he is particularly interested in photography.

Camerawork, development process, color/black and white prints, Franck Bernhard wanted to master the entire process of creating his photos. He did a digital training course in 2000 and took his artistic project further with a long series of photographs, that enhanced one campaign to the next.

The creation titles leave no room for doubt concerning his serial approach such as "Fugues particulières" or "Variations" (1996-2000) which shows a "une histoire sans visage", the one of cityscape and suburban areas where billboards and signage are both the spotlight of the image and the reason for various changes.

Irrespective of his project ("Passages” or even “Regard étranger”), Franck Bernhard asserts himself as a composition photographer: the images are built up, the frame compels one to look, the view is frontal. Rhythm and variations evolve through shapes, contrasts, colors and finally the link between images. Thus, one can say that Franck Bernhard explores the "possibilités musicales" of photography; an art on the run in a major way.

His works can be found in the private collections and in museums like the musée des Beaux-Arts de Calais.

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EXHIBITIONS

Expositions personnelles :

Galerie « Les Bains Révélateurs », Roubaix 2015
Galerie Xavier Ronse, Mouscron - sept 2008
Art Connexion, Lille « Passages » - juillet 2007
Institut Culturel Français - « Passages », Rostock (Allemagne) - automne 2005
Centre Arc-en-Ciel, Liévin - « Espaces et variations »- mai 2005

Expositions collectives :

« Voices of the sea » Musée des Beaux-arts de Calais, 17 nov 2012 au 14 avril 2013
Transphotographiques, « Passages » Tri Postal, Lille, mai 2011
« Regard Étranger », Espace Le Carré, Lille, sept-oct 2010
« Liaisons heureuses », Musée des Beaux-Arts de Calais, juin 2006 à janvier 2007
« Passages », Transit Art Gallery, STAVANGER (Norvège), octobre et novembre 2006
« Passages », diaporama, Musée de l'Hospice Comtesse, Transphotographiques, Lille, 2005
Voies off, Arles, 2005
Galerie Bij de Boeken, Ülft (NL), mai-juin 2004

Prix, bourses, résidences :

Bourse d'aide à la création, Conseil régional Nord-Pas-De-Calais, 2013
Résidence Wicar à Rome, avril-mai-juin 2009
Bourse d'aide à la création, Conseil régional, 2006
Bourse d'aide à la création FIACRE-DRAC Nord-Pas-De-Calais, 2003

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