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bruno buissonnet - © christian berst — art brut
Date 1962 —
Country France

Bruno Buissonnet had a tough childhood, with a violent father. He was removed from his family and then he had to alternate between orphanage and foster family. He started to draw when he was a teenager, in pension. But he had to take a break from his creation because of his professional and familial obligations; indeed he got married when he was 24 years old and had three children which he has to take care besides the 3 x 8 that he was doing in a public works company.

In 1994, Bruno Buissonnet is sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment for public indecency. He will never see his wife and children again. He started to draw again when he was in the Central House of Saint- Martin-de-Ré ; he imagines the schema and the structure of an imaginary castle which he draws on sheets of paper glued together with adhesive tape. Released from prison in 2011, Buissonnet is transferred to an psychiatric hospital. He brought with him only a part of his drawings.

in abstracto #3
in abstracto #3 - © christian berst — art brut

Text: Raphaël Koenig
Foreword: Christian Berst
Catalog published to mark the exhibition in abstracto #3, from February 9 to March 19, 2023.


in abstracto
#3, main gallery. From February 9 to March 19, 2023.
architectural dwellings, at the gallery. From December 9, 2017 to January 20, 2018.
exhibition view of *in abstracto #3*, christian berst art brut, Paris, 2023 - © christian berst — art brut
Press review
hétérotopies : architectures habitées
La Rédaction, Revue Sur-mesure. January 18, 2018.
hétérotopies : architectures habitées
Bénédicte Philippe, Télérama Sortir. January 8, 2018.
Antoine Frérot collection
Bruno Buissonnet

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