Abstract and figurative, those are two aspects of the works of Gaston Bertrand. Augmenting rather than opposing each other, these two aspects bear witness to the pictorial mastery of the artist, whose anchor point for every composition is the observation of reality. And indeed, architectures, landscapes and figures, on which the gaze of the artist has rested, are treated in the same way : Bertrand maintains the force lines of his subject, those that, according to his gaze, constitute the actual base to picture the composition, stripping in that way the subject of its embellishments, polluting the pictorial rigour, which was very dear to Bertrand, while at the same time maintaining a detail, that the artist judged important and that only he was capable of sublimating.
Gaston Bertrand (1910-1994) 27/04/18 - 18/05/18
Interior of an antiques collector
25/01 - 10/02More info will follow soon