Bertrand PHILIBERT at Pictura Gallery Besançon, 2019
Born in Châlons-en-Champagne, France.
Lives and works in Fleurier, Switzerland and in Châlons-en-Champagne.
He likes to travel through Nature and cities, to integrate himself into them and to understand how Man interacts with them.
It is first within Biology that he deepens his knowledge of the world and interactions within living things. He obtained a D.E.A. (Master II) in Endocrinology.
His passion for the living led him to take an interest in the use of raw materials in art, particularly wood.
The discovery of the work of the architect Louis I. Kahn - in particular the Exeter, New Hampshire Library - was a decisive moment for him.
So when he was offered the opportunity to artistically implement raw materials - wood and stainless steel - via the position of Construction and Quality Manager for the facades of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris, he accepted with enthusiasm.
After a few years of decorative painting by which he refines his dyeing and pictorial technique, he has entirely devoted himself to painting since 2011.
Wood is the preferred medium for his painting and the natural ally in the pursuit of his work.
Tinted, it lets its veins shine through, its depth and its changing reflections, radiating the paintings of natural rhythm.
Its organic, natural and random frame textures the touches of paintings with infinite nuances.
In this universe, the characters merge through the transparency of their bodies with matter, space and emptiness, revealing to us their deep belonging to the world.
Cities reveal to us their vertical, atmospheric impetus, all their extent inviting us to explore new territories as promises from elsewhere, to meet people and things.
The fragility of memory traces, their gradual erasure, appear in translucent gradients.
Trace of the moment when the brush touches the work in progress, and deposits in a single gesture, like a crystallized imprint, a calligraphic memory pixel.
New perceptions can arise, the world lets glimpse its changing nature, another rhythm of things can shine through.
" Bertrand makes us see things differently. "
Jocelyne HERMANN SALLEY, Plastic Painter Artist
G A L L E R Y E X H I B I T I O N
Galerie d'Art et d'Or - Châtillon-sur-Seine. F
Galerie PICTURA - Besançon. F
S O L O E X H I B I T I O N S
Bleu Festival, Tourist Office - Châlons-en-Champagne. F
Vers d'autres espaces, Abbaye de Vinetz - Châlons en Champagne. F - learn more...
Bords de Saône, Aux Deux Terrasses - Gray. F
Résonances, La Chapelle - Saint-Memmie. F
Découverte, Banque Populaire - Reims. F
G R O U P E X H I B I T I O N S
2017 to 2020
2011 to 2015
Chapelle des Annonciades - Pontarlier. F
Bibliothèque Municipale Pompidou - Châlons-en-Champagne. F
Chapelle St Étienne, with Galerie Pictura-Besançon - Beaune. F
Fragments d'automne, Salle Suzanne Tourte - Reims-Cormontreuil. F
Office de Tourisme - Reims. F
A R T F A I R S
2011 to 2016
Winter Fair - Rosières. F
Applied Artists Exhibition - Troyes.F
Home Interior Exhibition - Châlons-en-Champagne. F
Autumn Fair - Chouilly. F
Home Interior Exhibition – Reims. F
Applied Artists Area - Trade Fair - Châlons-en-Champagne. F
A R T I S T I C R E S I D E N C Y
E V E N T S
Retrospective Exhibition - 10 years of the Contest ''Les Noëls de l'Art''
- Artists Winners of the First Prize - Office of Tourism - Reims. F
European Heritage Days, Guild Chamber – Reims. F
European Artistic Crafts Days, Guild Chamber – Reims. F
P R I Z E S
Reims Contest ''Les Noëls de l'Art ''First prize / Prix Ville de Reims
- ''Great Builders'' to celebrate 800 years of the Cathedral of Reims
Reims Contest ''Les Noëls de l'Art ''Prix Banque Populaire Prize
J U R Y
Member of the jury for the ''Artisanat - Artisanat d'Art'' Contest - Foire de Châlons-en-Champagne. F
R A D I O
FRANCE BLEU CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNE - Denis LAUSSAC
RADIO MAU-NAU - Châlons-en-Champagne - Sandrine GILLET
B I O
1994 à 201
1993 à 1995
1979 à 1992
Applied Artist - Painter Decorator
Construction and Quality Manager for the facades of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris - Rinaldi Structal, Paris
Architectural Draughtsman - Rinaldi Structal, Paris
D.E.A. (Master II) in Endocrinology - Collège de France / Université Paris Sud 11 (Faculté de Médecine Kremlin Bicêtre)
Organist - Châlons-en-Champagne Cathedral
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