Artist Statement -

I do not paint what I see, I paint what I feel.

Artist Exhibitions

HartmanHartman Gallery
Holland Art Fair
K A R Kunstbeurs
Galerie box 5 Koksijde Belgium
Galerie La Fenêtre - Doesburg NL
Galerie LErmitage - Le Touquet - Fr
Art Fair Marbella - Spain
II Bienal International de Arte - Salinas - Spain
Galerie Tracé Maastricht NL
Galerie t Middelburg NL
Bazart Europe Tour - Marseille,Lyon, Paris, Berlin etc....
Galerie Atheneum FOUNEX GENEVE
Galerie Le Biblion - Toulouse France
Galerie Lappart - Les Sables dOlonne France
Montreux Art fair - Galerie Athenaeum
Galerie Agora - New York Chelsea U.S.A.
Galerie Emeraude Le Touquet Fr.
Galerie Irok - Horst NL
JHH Fine Art Riverside CT USA
LA Arthouse Los Angeles USA
Galerie de Chene Merksplas B
Galerie Sabine van Paemel Leke B...

Artist Publications

David Lynch's film 'Lost Highway'which was rather impenetrable, evoking a sense of wonder, inspired Arthur Bernard to create a series of landscapes with the same title. From memory, he painted images of things that had struck him as he watched the landscape during his train trips.

In the first layout of a painting, which is a spontaneous reflection of fragments of memory, the image is still more or less reconnisable. However, this is only a starting point - the final result will be an imaginary landscape.
Subsequently, Arthur Bernard breaks down this first layout, constucting his acrylic paintings layer after layer. never knowing in advance where he will end up, he searches for a meaning that is relevant to him in these landscapes. After all, the title 'Lost Highway'suggest that it is not only the artist himself, or the figures in the landscape, who are trying to find their way in unfamiliar surroundings in which anything might happen to them, but the viewers as well.

Arthur Bernard sees some common ground between his work and the semiabstract landscapes by American painter Richard Diebenkorn (mid-1950s), and has great admiration for the simplicity and variety of the seemingly simple tables and coffeepots of Dutch painter Klaas Gubbels.

His warm coloured, often large paintings show his love for the sun-warmed French landscape. It is no surprise that he buys the pigments for his self-prepared acrylic paint in the Vaucluse.

To an increasing extent, Arthur Bernard's paintings find their way abroad. In 2003 he exhibted in Madrid. Coming September his work will be shown in Switserland ( solo exhibition /Athenaeum Gallery in Founex, just outside Geneva). He is a participant in Bazart 2004, which is aimed at making art accessible and affordable to a wide audience, with outlets including Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg, Nantes, Marseille and Berlin. There is increasing interest in his work in Canada and the United States.

Edith Deutman

Artist Collections

Numerous private, corporate, museum, gallery and government collections detailed information coming soon.

Artist Favorites