The 3-D portraits of Bernard Pras – Look Closely!
Tom Murphy – Limited Edition of 8.
Pras sets up his camera at a well-defined angle so that the objects themselves merge and a portrait appears from his amalgamation. The photograph is the only remaining trace of his temporary setup. Note the lightbulbs.
The Black Christ – Limited Edition of 8.
Note the bones.
Donkey – Limited Edition of 8.
Note the car pieces.
After Archimboldo – Limited Edition of 8.
Note the train tracks.
After Munch – Limited Edition of 8.
I would be screaming too, if surrounded by all that traffic and an overcrowded factory farm feed lot. Note the plastic chair.
After Rigaud – Louis XIV – Limited Edition of 8.
Looks like the artist borrowed some new/unused products for this one…
Geisha – Limited Edition of 8.
Note the signature.
Einstein – Limited Edition of 8.
Note the sailboat.
Che G. – Limited Edition of 8.
Note the guns.
“Pras was born (1952) in the south-west of France in a toy shop. After more than 20 years as a painter, and also a sculptor of recovered objects, Pras conceived in 1997, an astonishing form of expression, using photography as a basis for the creation of what amounts to a form of installation art.”
Represented by: www.vvdm-gallery.com
All photos: www.vvdm-gallery.com