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Bernard Pras

Bernard Pras

France • Born in: 1952

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Optical Illusions Photographers

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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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Our recommendations Bernard Pras, 174. Bocuse, Photography

Bernard Pras

174. Bocuse, 2015 41.7 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch Photography

£4,322

Bernard Pras, Clint Eastwood, Print

Bernard Pras

Clint Eastwood, 2016 31.5 x 23.6 inch Print

£864

Bernard Pras, 185 - We can do it, Sculpture

Bernard Pras

185 - We can do it, 2017 19.3 x 25.2 x 22 inch Sculpture

£19,018

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

Bernard Pras

Inventaire 65 - Bruce Lee, 2006 63 x 47.2 x 2 inch Photography

£4,149

Our recommendations Bernard Pras, Frida, Photography

Bernard Pras

Frida, 2021 41.7 x 34.6 x 0.8 inch Photography

£4,322

Bernard Pras, La grande vague, Print

Bernard Pras

La grande vague, 2008 23.6 x 31.5 inch Print

£1,037

Bernard Pras, Le Cri, Photography

Bernard Pras

Le Cri, 2008 31.5 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch Photography

£1,037

Bernard Pras, Joker, Photography

Bernard Pras

Joker, 2021 33.9 x 41.7 x 0.8 inch Photography

£4,322

Bernard Pras, 169. Sergent Pepper, Photography

Bernard Pras

169. Sergent Pepper, 2015 35.4 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch Photography

£4,322

Bernard Pras, 162 - Vénus, Photography

Bernard Pras

162 - Vénus, 2014 41.7 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch Photography

£4,322

Our recommendations Bernard Pras, 152 - Van Gogh, Photography

Bernard Pras

152 - Van Gogh, 2013 41.7 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch Photography

£4,322

Bernard Pras, 236. Clint, Photography

Bernard Pras

236. Clint, 2021 35.4 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch Photography

£4,322

Bernard Pras, 96. Christ de Loudun, Photography

Bernard Pras

96. Christ de Loudun, 2009 41.7 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch Photography

£4,322

Bernard Pras, 193. Joker, Photography

Bernard Pras

193. Joker, 2018 41.7 x 34.6 x 1.2 inch Photography

£4,322

Bernard Pras, 189 - James, Photography

Bernard Pras

189 - James, 2017 41.7 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch Photography

£4,322

Our recommendations Bernard Pras, Ernesto, Photography

Bernard Pras

Ernesto, 2014 41.3 x 33.9 x 1.2 inch Photography

£4,322

Our recommendations Bernard Pras, Banania, Photography

Bernard Pras

Banania, 2014 38.2 x 31.9 x 1.2 inch Photography

£4,322

Bernard Pras, Sotigui Kouyaté, Photography

Bernard Pras

Sotigui Kouyaté, 2013 41.7 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch Photography

£4,322

Bernard Pras, Gare au gorille, Sculpture

Bernard Pras

Gare au gorille, 2021 35.4 x 46.5 x 9.4 inch Sculpture

£21,612

Bernard Pras, Jordan, Photography

Bernard Pras

Jordan, 2020 41.7 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch Photography

£4,322

Bernard Pras, 185 - We can do it, Photography

Bernard Pras

185 - We can do it, 2017 41.7 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch Photography

£4,322

Bernard Pras, 234. Federer, Photography

Bernard Pras

234. Federer, 2020 41.7 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch Photography

£4,322

Bernard Pras, Courbet, Photography

Bernard Pras

Courbet, 2014 40.9 x 33.9 x 1.2 inch Photography

£4,322

Bernard Pras, 226. Pinocchio, Sculpture

Bernard Pras

226. Pinocchio, 2021 39.4 x 31.9 x 17.7 inch Sculpture

£21,612

Bernard Pras, 109. Guernica, Photography

Bernard Pras

109. Guernica, 2010 47.2 x 110.2 x 2 inch Photography

£13,832

Our recommendations Bernard Pras, Basquiat, Photography

Bernard Pras

Basquiat, 2014 41.7 x 31.5 x 2 inch Photography

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Bernard Pras, Che Guevara, Print

Bernard Pras

Che Guevara, 2015 31.5 x 23.6 inch Print

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Our recommendations Bernard Pras, 151. Pape, Photography

Bernard Pras

151. Pape, 2013 60.6 x 47.2 x 2 inch Photography

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Our recommendations Bernard Pras, 164. Gauguin, Photography

Bernard Pras

164. Gauguin, 2013 58.3 x 47.2 x 2 inch Photography

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Our recommendations Bernard Pras, Gainsbourg, Photography

Bernard Pras

Gainsbourg, 2014 63 x 47.2 x 2 inch Photography

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Bernard Pras, Gainsbourg, Photography

Bernard Pras

Gainsbourg, 2008 31.5 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch Photography

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Bernard Pras, James, Print

Bernard Pras

James, 2018 31.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch Print

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Bernard Pras, Bocuse, Print

Bernard Pras

Bocuse, 2015 31.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch Print

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Bernard Pras, Dutronc, Print

Bernard Pras

Dutronc, 2007 31.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch Print

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Bernard Pras, Clown, Print

Bernard Pras

Clown, 2013 31.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch Print

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Bernard Pras, Frida, Sculpture

Bernard Pras

Frida, 2021 33.5 x 29.5 x 6.7 inch Sculpture

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Bernard Pras, Amy, Sculpture

Bernard Pras

Amy, 2018 19.7 x 19.7 x 7.5 inch Sculpture

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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 are his 3 main works?

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