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François Bard

France Born in: 1959 Bestsellers
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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François Bard, Contre-Nuit, Painting

François Bard

Contre-Nuit, 2012
51.2 x 43.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 32,819

François Bard, Cool Attitude, Print

François Bard

Cool Attitude, 2020
23.6 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch
Print

$ 1,111

François Bard, Le Bois, Painting

François Bard

Le Bois, 2020
63.8 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 42,918

François Bard, Redemption, Painting

François Bard

Redemption, 2006
78.7 x 78.7 inch
Painting

$ 40,393

François Bard, Malevitch II, Painting

François Bard

Malevitch II, 2010
63.8 x 51.2 inch
Painting

$ 27,770

François Bard, La nuit sans brise, Print

François Bard

La nuit sans brise, 2020
23.6 x 25.6 x 1.2 inch
Print

$ 1,111

François Bard, Contemplation, Print

François Bard

Contemplation, 2020
25.6 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Print

$ 1,111

François Bard, La guerre c'est maintenant, Print

François Bard

La guerre c'est maintenant, 2020
20.9 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Print

$ 1,111

François Bard, Simone, Print

François Bard

Simone, 2018
30.3 x 24.4 x 0.4 inch
Print

$ 1,199

Our recommendations François Bard, Le Serviteur, Print

François Bard

Le Serviteur, 2015
11.8 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Print

$ 417

Our recommendations François Bard, Le Pacte, Print

François Bard

Le Pacte, 2015
11.8 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch
Print

$ 581

François Bard, Simone, Print

François Bard

Simone, 2015
11.8 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Print

$ 581

François Bard, Le Kilt, Print

François Bard

Le Kilt, 2015
11.8 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Print

$ 581

François Bard, The Corner, Painting

François Bard

The Corner, 2011
76.8 x 59.1 inch
Painting

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François Bard, Une vie brève #2, Painting

François Bard

Une vie brève #2, 2020
16.1 x 13 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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