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  • Jean-Pierre Bertrand

    MAGASIN - Centre National d'Art Contemporain

    Jean-Pierre Bertrand has steadily moved to the fore of the French contemporary art scene, but his role, like his work, is difficult to categorize. Coming from the world of films (he was an assistant movie director in the ’60s), Bertrand began to make art objects and show them in gallery exhibitions in the early ’70s. Strictly speaking, in purely formal terms, one cannot call him either a painter or a sculptor, although his work has at times resembled simple sculpture, or, more often, large abstract monochromatic paintings; he is no longer a filmmaker, in spite of the small experimental films

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