Courtesy Michel Rein

Jean-Pierre BERTRAND (1937 – 2017)

The art of Jean-Pierre Bertrand keeps seizing all kinds of materials, surfaces and inscriptions with which it constitutes both paintings and installations. Each of his paintings is a screen in itself that works autonomously, a place framed both surface and volume infra-thin playing effects of materials and textures: paper salt, honey paper, lemon paper, acrylic, Flemish medium. The rigor built and the care of a metal frame, somewhat authoritarian, opposed to the outpouring of sensuality, moods, stains. His paintings are a fusion between both plastic and sensitive quality.

His works have been seen at Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris, MAMVP, Paris, Musée Picasso, Antibes, Carré d’Art, Nîmes, Documenta, Kassel. He represented France at the Venice Biennal in 1999. Present in either private or public collections he realized public procurements for the National Library of France, Paris and stained-glass windows for the Bourg-Saint-Andéol church, France.

Nathalie Seroussi (Paris)

Michel Rein (Paris / Bruxelles)

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G…rb (Shem)

Acrylic on canvas

80,3 x 60,6 in. / 204 x 154 cm

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