BERNARD AUBERTIN French, 1934-2015
'…Painting in red is an absolute necessity.'
The monochrome red which characterises Aubertin’s work is used by the artist as a colour able to reflect the idea of blood and fire as a symbol of life, but that can also allow, at the same time, something of a depersonalisation of the art and a 'technique of anonymity'.
Having become frustrated with the Parisian artistic scene Aubertin (b. 1934 Boulay, France - d. 2015 Reutlingen, Germany) moved to Germany where he contributed to the ZERO Group. In the decades after, he developed the concept of 'Tableaux-clou' (nail-paintings) throughout the 1960s, which subsequently evolved into the 'Tableaux-feu' (fire-paintings), marking his transition to the ephemeral; the canvas, consisting of matches, lighting up with live and real flame.
BERNARD AUBERTINCage Rouge de Fumee, 1974Gouache brulee60 x 45 cm
23 5/8 x 17 3/4 inches
BERNARD AUBERTINLivre brule, 1974Assemblage30 x 40 cm
11 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches
BERNARD AUBERTINMonochrome Rouge 1974, 1974Acrylic on canvas150 x 75 cm
59 x 29 1/2 inches
BERNARD AUBERTINTableau Clous, 1970Nails on board50 x 50 cm
19 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches
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