Berlin 00:00:00 London 00:00:00 New York 00:00:00 Chicago 00:00:00 Los Angeles 00:00:00 Shanghai 00:00:00
members login here
Region
Country / State
City
Genre
Artist
Exhibition

Almine Rech Gallery Bruxelles: Jean-Baptiste Bernadet - 'So Far, So Close' - 20 Apr 2016 to 28 May 2016

Current Exhibition


20 Apr 2016 to 28 May 2016

Almine Rech Gallery, Bruxelles
20 Rue de l’Abbaye
B - 1050
Brussels
Belgium
Europe
T: +32 32 26 485 684
F: +32 26 484 484
M:
W: www.alminerech.com











Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Untitled (Fugue), 2016
Oil and cold wax on canvas - 216 x 194,5 cm, 85 x 76 5/8 inches
© Jean-Baptiste Bernadet / Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech Gallery


Artists in this exhibition: Jean-Baptiste Bernadet


Jean-Baptiste Bernadet
'So Far, So Close'

April 20 - May 28, 2016 . Brussels
Opening on Wednesday, April 20th / 5 - 9 pm

Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to present ‘So Far, So Close’, an exhibition of new work by Brussels-based artist Jean-Baptiste Bernadet. His first solo exhibition since joining the gallery last year, Bernadet will stage a presentation anchored by examples from his celebrated series of ‘Fugue’ paintings.

Bernadet produces these paintings through a deceptively simple technique. He builds up a field by taking a thin brush and progressively and systematically, if always intuitively, laying down a flurry of quick marks in his bright, almost pastel palette of oils mixed with wax and alkyd. There are slight variations in the application of each mark; the overall effect, however, is towards unity, with the field being built up in an all-over fashion. Bernadet’s goal is to prevent the eye from being able to definitively locate any points of focus such that, as he paints, the artist constantly adjusts any passages that seem to jump out at him. For this reason, any natural analogues suggested in the Fugue paintings, especially of landscape or sky, exist in terms of experience rather than iconography. His carpets of undulating color vibrate…




www.alminerech.com






SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTERS
Follow on Twitter

Click on the map to search the directory

USA and Canada Central America South America Western Europe Eastern Europe Asia Australasia Middle East Africa
SIGN UP for ARTIST MEMBERSHIP SIGN UP for GALLERY MEMBERSHIP