François Bard

Born in 1959 - France


François Bard is a French painter born in 1959 in Lille (France). He lives and works in Paris.
He has studied painting at the Beaux-Arts (ENSBA) in Paris, and graduated in 1980.
He has been selected to be a resident at the Casa de Velazquez (Spain) from 1988 to 1990. He won the first Belmondo Prize in 1990 .From 1990 to 2000 he has been an oil painting professor at the Beaux-Arts Ateliers of the city of Paris.
Since September 2011, François Bard has been represented by a new gallery, the Olivier Waltman Gallery in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris (France).

The painting of François Bard combines a sharp observation of our time and his personal mythology. Mid-way between the great tradition of painting and a very cinematic universe, the artist creates a deep and intimate world. Like a chiaroscuro, his technique deploys flamboyant colors that seem to be mute at the same time.

His painting style, fine and old, evokes a very contemporary mural style, and it is a way for the artist to deliver his own vision of the Vanity. The depth of his subjects makes us think of the canvas treated as a cinema screen: black, intense, perfect for the mise en abîme.

François Bard ?s vocabulary can be associated with the heroines of David Lynch, the broken faces of Martin Scorcese and with the great American road movies.

The large formats and photographic framing force the viewer to confront the works directly. His characters and landscapes, although strange to us, seem surprisingly familiar. The work of François Bard escapes to categories; his canvases play with the codes of the narration and manipulate our gaze as they wish.

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London Art Fair (UK)
Galerie Olivier Waltman, Paris (France)
Mazel galerie, Brussels (Belgium)

Art O’Clock, Paris (France)
« Si loin », galerie Olivier Waltman, Paris (France)
« Not Guilty », Axelle gallery, Boston (USA)
Galerie DX, Bordeaux (France)
« Not Guilty », Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York (USA)
Art Paris (France)
Galerie DX, Bordeaux (France)
Waltman Ortega Fine Art, Miami (USA)

Biennale d’Issy les Moulineaux (France)
Scope Art fair Miami (USA)
Waltman Ortega Fine Art, Miami (USA)
« Open Bard », Mazel galerie, Brussels (Belgium)
Art London (UK)
Galerie Olivier Waltman, Paris (France)
Art Elysées, Paris (France)
Chic Art Fair, Brussels (Belgium)

Galerie du Fleuve, Paris (France)
Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York (USA)

« Une saison en forêt », Galerie du Fleuve, Paris (France)
Art Paris (France)

FORM London (UK)
Art Karlsruhe (Germany)

Centre d’Art contemporain de Montluçon (France)
Salon de Vitry (France)
Art DC, Washington (USA)
Biennale d’Issy les Moulineaux (France)
FORM London (Uk)
Stephanie Hoppen Gallery, London (UK)

Galerie Aida Cherfan, Beirut (Lebanon)
London Art Fair (UK)
Stephanie Hoppen Gallery, London (UK)
Art Miami (USA)

Centre d’Art Contemporain de Montluçon (France)
Galerie du Fleuve, Paris (France)
London Art Fair (UK)
Stephanie Hoppen Gallery , London (UK)
Fondation Coprim, Paris (France)
Biennale d’Issy les Moulineaux (France)

St’Art, Strasbourg (France)
Galerie du Fleuve, Paris (France)

St’ Art, Strasbourg (France)
Galerie du Fleuve, Paris (France)
Art London (UK)
Stephanie Hoppen Gallery, London (UK)
Galleria Forni, Bologna (Italy)

Galerie du Fleuve, Paris (France)
Centre d’Art Duatre Coelho (Portugal)
L’art Emmêlé, Paris (France)

Art Miami (USA)
Galerie du Fleuve, Paris (France)
Galerie Samagra, Paris (France)
Stephany Hoppen Gallery, London (UK)
Salon Grands et Jeunes d’aujourd’hui, Séoul (South Korea)

Salon Grands et Jeunes d’aujourd’hui, Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

Salon Grands et Jeunes d’aujourd’hui, Paris (France)
Salon de Montrouge (France)

Centre Culturel, Abidjan (Ivory Coast)
Cloître des Billettes, Paris (France)

Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Paris (France)

Cloître des Billettes, Paris (France)

Visart, Paris (France)
La Réserve D’AREA , Paris (France)
Salon de Vitry (France)
Fondation COPRIM, Paris (France)
Galerie Pascal Vanhoecke, Paris (France)

Centre Culturel La Maison du Boulanger, Troyes (France)

Exposition du prix Belmondo, Paris (France)
Visart, Lille (France)
Visart, Paris (France)

Visart, Paris (France)
Chapelle de la Sorbonne, Exposition Prix du Crédit Agricole, Paris (France)

Casa Velasquez, Madrid (Spain)
Sala de Pallarés, Léon (Spain)

Galerie du Passage, Troyes (France)


Jackye et Curtis Finch Jr. Collection, About Face, Arkansas (USA)
Kit Kemp, Soho House, London (UK)
Goldsmith, Geneva (Switzerland)
Dan O’Neal art collection, New York (USA)
Crane’s Collection, New York (USA)
Angelo M Collection, Milan (Italy)
Ralph Lauren Collection, New York (USA)
Crosby Hotel, New York (USA)
Spruce Restaurant, San Francisco (USA)
Ralph Lauren Collection, Paris (France)

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