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Bernard Pras

Bernard Pras

France • Born in: 1952

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Optical Illusions Photographers

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French artists

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 and painting 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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Bernard Pras, Sans titre, Print

Bernard Pras

Sans titre, 2006 80 x 60 cm Print

$733

Our recommendations Bernard Pras, Inventaire 65 - Bruce Lee, Photography

Bernard Pras

Inventaire 65 - Bruce Lee, 2006 160 x 120 x 5 cm Photography

$4,189

Bernard Pras, 185 - We can do it, Sculpture

Bernard Pras

185 - We can do it, 2017 49 x 64 x 56 cm Sculpture

$23,037

Bernard Pras, Salvador Dali, Print

Bernard Pras

Salvador Dali, 2006 80 x 60 cm Print

$733

Bernard Pras, Le Cri, Photography

Bernard Pras

Le Cri, 2008 80 x 60 x 0.4 cm Photography

$1,257

Bernard Pras, La grande vague, Print

Bernard Pras

La grande vague, 2008 60 x 80 cm Print

$1,257

Our recommendations Bernard Pras, Frida, Photography

Bernard Pras

Frida, 2021 106 x 88 x 2 cm Photography

$5,236

Our recommendations Bernard Pras, 210 . BASHUNG (Vertige de l'amour), Photography

Bernard Pras

210 . BASHUNG (Vertige de l'amour), 2018 106 x 80 x 3 cm Photography

$5,236

Our recommendations Bernard Pras, 174. Bocuse, Photography

Bernard Pras

174. Bocuse, 2015 106 x 80 x 3 cm Photography

$5,236

Bernard Pras, Inventaire 66 - Cat Caddy, Photography

Bernard Pras

Inventaire 66 - Cat Caddy, 2009 160 x 120 cm Photography

$4,189

Bernard Pras, 162 - Vénus, Photography

Bernard Pras

162 - Vénus, 2014 106 x 80 x 3 cm Photography

$5,236

Our recommendations Bernard Pras, 90. Le Bon (Clint Eastwood), Photography

Bernard Pras

90. Le Bon (Clint Eastwood), 2008 160 x 120 x 5 cm Photography

$9,424

Bernard Pras, Inventaire 101 - Éléphant, Photography

Bernard Pras

Inventaire 101 - Éléphant, 2009 120 x 160 cm Photography

$4,189

Bernard Pras, Joker, Photography

Bernard Pras

Joker, 2021 86 x 106 x 2 cm Photography

$5,236

Bernard Pras, 236. Clint, Photography

Bernard Pras

236. Clint, 2021 90 x 90 x 3 cm Photography

$5,236

Bernard Pras, 96. Christ de Loudun, Photography

Bernard Pras

96. Christ de Loudun, 2009 106 x 80 x 3 cm Photography

$5,236

Bernard Pras, 193. Joker, Photography

Bernard Pras

193. Joker, 2018 106 x 88 x 3 cm Photography

$5,236

Bernard Pras, 169. Sergent Pepper, Photography

Bernard Pras

169. Sergent Pepper, 2015 90 x 90 x 3 cm Photography

$5,236

Bernard Pras, 189 - James, Photography

Bernard Pras

189 - James, 2017 106 x 80 x 3 cm Photography

$5,236

Bernard Pras, Sotigui Kouyaté, Photography

Bernard Pras

Sotigui Kouyaté, 2013 106 x 80 x 3 cm Photography

$5,236

Bernard Pras, Gare au gorille, Sculpture

Bernard Pras

Gare au gorille, 2021 90 x 118 x 24 cm Sculpture

$26,178

Bernard Pras, David Bowie, Print

Bernard Pras

David Bowie, 2022 80 x 60 cm Print

$1,461

Our recommendations Bernard Pras, Ernesto, Photography

Bernard Pras

Ernesto, 2014 105 x 86 x 3 cm Photography

$5,236

Our recommendations Bernard Pras, 152 - Van Gogh, Photography

Bernard Pras

152 - Van Gogh, 2013 106 x 80 x 3 cm Photography

$5,236

Our recommendations Bernard Pras, Banania, Photography

Bernard Pras

Banania, 2014 97 x 81 x 3 cm Photography

$5,236

Bernard Pras, Inventaire 90 - Le Bon, Photography

Bernard Pras

Inventaire 90 - Le Bon, 2009 160 x 120 cm Photography

$5,026

Bernard Pras, Inventaire 100 - Cat Carnaval, Photography

Bernard Pras

Inventaire 100 - Cat Carnaval, 2010 160 x 120 cm Photography

$4,189

Bernard Pras, 234. Federer, Photography

Bernard Pras

234. Federer, 2020 106 x 80 x 3 cm Photography

$5,236

Bernard Pras, Jordan, Photography

Bernard Pras

Jordan, 2020 106 x 80 x 3 cm Photography

$5,236

Bernard Pras, 185 - We can do it, Photography

Bernard Pras

185 - We can do it, 2017 106 x 80 x 3 cm Photography

$5,236

Bernard Pras, Courbet, Photography

Bernard Pras

Courbet, 2014 104 x 86 x 3 cm Photography

$5,236

Bernard Pras, Inventaire 95 - Incroyable, Photography

Bernard Pras

Inventaire 95 - Incroyable, 2009 120 x 160 cm Photography

$4,189

Bernard Pras, 226. Pinocchio, Sculpture

Bernard Pras

226. Pinocchio, 2021 100 x 81 x 45 cm Sculpture

$26,178

Bernard Pras, 109. Guernica, Photography

Bernard Pras

109. Guernica, 2010 120 x 280 x 5 cm Photography

$16,754

Bernard Pras, Inventaire 86 - La Source, Photography

Bernard Pras

Inventaire 86 - La Source, 2009 160 x 120 cm Photography

$4,189

Bernard Pras, Inventaire 78 - Nu Bonbon, Photography

Bernard Pras

Inventaire 78 - Nu Bonbon, 2009 160 x 120 cm Photography

$4,189

Bernard Pras, Clint Eastwood, Print

Bernard Pras

Clint Eastwood, 2016 80 x 60 cm Print

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Bernard Pras, La grande vague, Photography

Bernard Pras

La grande vague, 2008 60 x 80 cm Photography

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Bernard Pras, Che Guevara, Print

Bernard Pras

Che Guevara, 2015 80 x 60 cm Print

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Bernard Pras, Gainsbourg, Photography

Bernard Pras

Gainsbourg, 2008 80 x 60 x 0.3 cm Photography

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Our recommendations Bernard Pras, Inventaire 74 - Le Cri, Photography

Bernard Pras

Inventaire 74 - Le Cri, 2008 160 x 120 x 5 cm Photography

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Our recommendations Bernard Pras, Basquiat, Photography

Bernard Pras

Basquiat, 2014 106 x 80 x 5 cm Photography

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Bernard Pras, James, Print

Bernard Pras

James, 2018 80 x 60 x 1 cm Print

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Bernard Pras, Bocuse, Print

Bernard Pras

Bocuse, 2015 80 x 60 x 1 cm Print

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Bernard Pras, Dutronc, Print

Bernard Pras

Dutronc, 2007 80 x 60 x 1 cm Print

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Bernard Pras, Clown, Print

Bernard Pras

Clown, 2013 80 x 60 x 1 cm Print

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Our recommendations Bernard Pras, 151. Pape, Photography

Bernard Pras

151. Pape, 2013 154 x 120 x 5 cm Photography

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Our recommendations Bernard Pras, 164. Gauguin, Photography

Bernard Pras

164. Gauguin, 2013 148 x 120 x 5 cm Photography

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Our recommendations Bernard Pras, Gainsbourg, Photography

Bernard Pras

Gainsbourg, 2014 160 x 120 x 5 cm Photography

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Bernard Pras, Inventaire 61 - Cat Africa, Photography

Bernard Pras

Inventaire 61 - Cat Africa, 2009 160 x 120 cm Photography

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Bernard Pras, Inventaire 66 - Cat caddy, Print

Bernard Pras

Inventaire 66 - Cat caddy, 2006 80 x 60 cm Print

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Bernard Pras, Installation, Inventaire 106 - Vanité, Sculpture

Bernard Pras

Installation, Inventaire 106 - Vanité, 2010 50.5 x 41 x 22.5 cm Sculpture

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Bernard Pras, Frida, Sculpture

Bernard Pras

Frida, 2021 85 x 75 x 17 cm Sculpture

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Bernard Pras, Amy, Sculpture

Bernard Pras

Amy, 2018 50 x 50 x 19 cm Sculpture

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Bernard Pras, Inventaire 50 - Le Bouquet, Photography

Bernard Pras

Inventaire 50 - Le Bouquet, 2004 120 x 120 cm Photography

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Bernard Pras, Inventaire 103 - Oncle Sam, Photography

Bernard Pras

Inventaire 103 - Oncle Sam, 2010 95 x 80 cm Photography

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Bernard Pras, Inventaire 60 - Cat woman, Print

Bernard Pras

Inventaire 60 - Cat woman, 2005 80 x 60 cm Print

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Who is the artist?

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 and painting 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.

What is Bernard Pras’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Optical Illusions Photographers

When was Bernard Pras born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1952