°1978, Paris (FR) - lives and works in Brussels (BE)
The paintings of Jean-Baptiste Bernadet show dazzling colours standing out on a dark background, which address the viewer directly. Nonetheless one can feel rejected by his paintings at first; its sensitive, rich and complex surfaces can force the viewer to ignore this feeling. Close to a kind of auto-fiction, as the artist calls it, the narrative of his paintings merges with the mental projections of the viewers.
Jean-Baptiste Bernadet – Untitled (Plates), 2014 installation view as part of UNSCENE III at WIELS, Brussels in 2014 (Photo by Hugard & Vanoverschelde)
Jean-Baptiste Bernadet – So Far, So Close, installation view at Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels in 2016 (Photo by Hugard & Vanoverschelde)
Jean-Baptiste Bernadet – Untitled (Fugue-Screen I), 2014 (Photo by Peter Cox)
Jean-Baptiste Bernadet – Fugue, at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Jean-Baptiste Bernadet has had numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at Retrospective Gallery, New York; Rod Barton in London; Karma in New York; and the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas.
His work has been shown in several group exhibitions at venues such as WIELS in Brussels; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels; White Flag Projects, St. Louis; and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tourcoing.
Jean-Baptiste Bernadet is represented by the following galleries;
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Almine Rech, Brussels / Paris / London
You can find more works by Jean-Baptiste Bernadet on his own website.
Jean-Baptiste Bernadet – Signs, at Valentin, Paris in 2020
Jean-Baptiste Bernadet – Signs, installation view at Alon Segev, Tel Aviv in 2019 (Photo by Elad Sarig)
Jean-Baptiste Bernadet Untitled (Sign), 2019 Glazed lava stone 100 x 100 x 2,5 cm 39 3 8 x 39 3 8 x 1 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo- Hugard & Vanoverschelde
Jean-Baptiste Bernadet – Untitled (Fugue IX), Untitled (Fugue X), Untitled (Fugue XI), 2013 (Photo by Sylvie Chan-Liat)
Jean-Baptiste Bernadet – Who, What, Where, When, Why, How, 2012 as part of the permanent collection of Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar (Photo by Antoine van Kaam)