Jean-Baptiste Bernadet - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private Collection, USA

  • Catalogue Essay

    “The most ‘complex’ of my paintings have a lot of layers; a lot of things happening, a lot of contradictions, energy lies there and the duration of its making is visible.”

    “When I'm at work, the moment I decide to stop working on a painting and decide that's what the others will see, I know they will see the same thing in that exact same moment.”

    “I think I want my paintings to be solid and hold a wall, act on their surroundings and on the viewer in a very physical way, imposing silence, clear as a sound, but at the same time I want them to appear as if they are on the verge of disappearance, corrupted like memories, unstable like feelings.”

    “These bright, ‘happy’ paintings are probably showing something I'm looking for, or something I miss, a very fragile memory, so they don't seem that ‘happy’ to me.”


Untitled (Fugue II)

oil on canvas
200.2 x 180 cm (78 7/8 x 70 7/8 in.)
Signed, titled and dated 'JEAN-BAPTISTE BERNADET UNTITLED (FUGUE II) 2013 BxL' on the reverse.

£10,000 - 15,000 ‡♠

Sold for £40,000

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 16 October 2014 2pm