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
sandy wischnewsky says
my assemblages have been small, this inspires me to drag home larger junk, and I’m wondering already, ‘where will I store it. Thanks Bernard, love your stuff.
Chu Sai Fai says
Wonderful artist in modern world!!
bernard pras work is so cool the way he has added all that junk to the picture makes it even more famous.