Bernar Venet

" Two undetermined lines "1989


Pastel on paper
150 x 180 cm
Titeled, dated and signed
N° BN89D94 Acrhives of the artist

Description

Bernar Venet commence à etudier les « lignes indéterminées » dès 1983. Après de premières recherches sur des lignes soumises à des formules mathématiques simples, le sculpteur explore « l'indétermination » des courbures et de silhouettes. Quelque chose de spontané semble régir la Ligne indéterminée, une certaine légèreté, comme si la ligne pouvait être prolongée dans son mouvement, ou même qu'elle se donnait son propre mouvement.

L'artiste crée des sculptures monumentales prenant la forme de lignes se développant de façon aléatoire dans l'espace et dont le dessin présenté ici constitue une transcription bidimentionnelle.Dès lors, le rôle du destin est ici fondamental.

Provenance

Collection Henry Looser, Switzerland

Exhibited

Kunst Halle Krems, Autriche, Hubert Looser Collection, 2018

Bernar Venet

Bernar Venet is a French visual artist born in 1941 in Château-Arnoux-Saint Auban who studied Art in Nice, before residing and working today in New York, where he is known for his sculptures. steel and its drawings.

In 1963, Bernar Venet uses tar-coated black cloths, since "black is the rejection of easy communication". He creates a sculpture without specific shape by placing a pile of coal of 10 cubic meters on the ground. He also composes cardboard monochromes.

His faculty of intellectual abstraction, his attraction to mathematical reasoning and experimentation soon led him to conceive of conceptual art, referring to languages, to mathematical functions.

Since 1976, Bernar Venet has produced paintings and sculptures about the line.

In 1979, he realized the series of reliefs Arcs Angles, wooden Diagonals, presenting steel sculptures composed of two arches.

In 1983, he sets up "the basic structure of his undetermined lines."

His most famous works are: "Two arcs of 201,55 °", "Doubles undetermined lines," Nine oblique lines "