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Bernard Aubertin



Bernard Aubertin Artist




Bernard Aubertin He was a French artist. He was born in 1934 in Fontenay-aux-Roses in France.

After graduating from the State School of Decoration, he approaches the Cubism e al Futurism. The first youthful paintings are portraits, landscapes and still lifes.

In 1957 he meets Yves Klein, which he himself defined as his master and which will influence him in the creation of his famous ones monochrome tele.

The first color that Bernard Aubertin experiences and with which he will be associated for the rest of his life is the red, understood as fire, energy, and which will be the undisputed protagonist of his first works, i rouge total.

In 1958 the creation of the Fire Paintings to which he will later associate various objects such as nails in Nails Paintings, wire in the Wire Frame Paintings or the matches in the Match Course.

Starting in the 1960s, Bernard Aubertin began to use fire as a means of expression, to all intents and purposes the physical manifestation of the color red. Of this period are the famous Drawing of fire on paper in which the destructive force of the matches burned on the canvas will give rise to a new work and i Books burned and to be burned in which the flames will be released by matches, fuses, sticks of fulminate, bags of smoke powder placed between the pages of books. In his performances from the 1980s, the artist will invite the spectators themselves to burn the books.

In 1962 he was one of the founders of Group Zero and get in touch with Heinz Mack, Otto Piene It is Piero Manzoni.

Starting in the 80s and 90s, his artistic research will evolve into performances in which he himself set pianos and cars on fire, while in recent years the red color of monochromes will be replaced by white, from the black and fromair.

Bernard Aubertin's works have been exhibited since the 1970s in the most important galleries in the world and in the most prestigious museums. Permanent exhibitions dedicated to the French artist are present at the Graz Art Museum in Austria, at the Dûsseldorf Museum and at the National Center of Contemporary Art in Paris.

Bernard Aubertin died at the age of 81 in 2015 in Reutlingen, Germany.

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