Bernar Venet

Bernar Venet is a Conceptual artist best known for his versatility in multiple mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, as well as stage design and musical composition. Venet became well known in the 1960s for his amorphous installations made by piling up loose gravel, coal, or asphalt; and “industrial paintings” from cardboard reliefs or tar. (Around that time, he decided to drop the last letter from his given name, Bernard.) Shortly after, inspired by the works of Minimalist sculptors like Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, and Carl Andre, Venet began to produce wall-mounted and freestanding metal sculptures. Among the best known are his torch-cut steel plates and beams resembling scribbles, lines, and arcs. Venet says that his sculptures are about “how metal resists. They are a test of strength—a battle between myself and the piece of metal.”

French, b. 1941, Chateau-Arnoux, France, based in Nice, France

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Bernar Venet

Effondrement: Arcs 2013
Polymer gravure, etching and photo-etching with wiping
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38 ½ x 45 ¼ inches
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2013
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Bernar Venet

Effondrement: Arcs
Polymer gravure, etching and photo-etching with wiping
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45 ¼ x 38 ½ inches
Edition of 50
2013
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Bernar Venet

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Polymer gravure, etching, carborundum, wiping and photo-etching.
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30 x 40 inches
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2014
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Bernar Venet

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Polymer gravure, etching, carborundum, wiping and photo-etching.
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30 x 40 inches
Edition of 50
2014
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Bernar Venet

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Polymer gravure, etching, carborundum, wiping and photo-etching.
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30 x 40 inches
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2014
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Bernar Venet

149.5º Arc X 10
Solid welded aluminum on aluminum
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20 x 20 x 6 inches
Edition of 30
2015
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