Jean-Baptiste Bernadet

Pollen


Paris, Front Space

Opening on April 15, from 6 to 8 pm.

Inquire about the exhibition:
inquiries@alminerech.com

The gallery is open from 11 am until 7 pm.


Press release

Almine Rech Paris is pleased to present Jean-Baptiste Bernadet's fifth solo exhibition with the gallery, on view from April 15 to May 20, 2023.

A distinctive colorist, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet creates within each canvas an atmospheric cosmos, in which nature, emotion, and psyche take center stage. They oscillate somewhere between abstraction and landscape painting: incandescent shades of orange, full and honest purples, sulfuric yellows, deep grays, and melancholic pale greens produce worlds in which a landscape, its unique memory, and the imagination interact, directed by the eye and the mind. In Bernadet’s work, the gaze, insistent and fleeting, melancholy and celebratory, fuses with feeling, envisioned as a suite of emotions, a patchwork of romantic reminiscences and introspections, rapturous exhilaration kindled by the passage of time. Bernadet channels the spirit of Proust in his intimate relationship to memory, his deep desire to transcend linear time. If the ultimate aim of his painting is painting itself, it grants viewers an immense freedom, that of projecting their own experiences onto the canvas.
Jean-Baptiste Bernadet lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.

A full press release by Charles Barachon, critic and writer, will follow.