drôle d’endroit pour une rencontre
Art and gastronomy are at stake, and harmony is born of skilful blending. It is often a good idea to enhance a dish or highlight the exquisiteness of a flavour by letting the ingredients that usage or conformity have prevented us from considering together, talk to each other.
Thomas Bernard and Christian Berst have not given up trying to find, through the works they defend, how to restore their essence and taste to you. This strange place for a meeting is made for that, for the eye, for exchange, for pleasure, for edification.
Meeting between the works of Leopold Strobl (christian berst art brut) and Franck Eon (Thomas Bernard gallery - Cortex Athletico).
Attending the Gugging workshop (Austria) for the past ten years, he finds in creation a comfort and redemption, a way to keep his mental demons at bay. His small-format colored pencil drawings, crafted on landscape photographs found in newspapers, are similar to magnetic portals. Graphite contaminates the scenery as if to reveal its strangeness. Present in the collections of the MoMa (New York) since 2018, his work was presented the following year in the exhibition Photo Brut at the Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles.