Bernar Venet: Paintings 1967 - 2010 Bernar Venet, May 03, 2012 - May 26, 2012

Bernar Venet, Red and Gold with member function, 2009, Acrylic on canvas, 180.5 x 211.5 cm

Bernar Venet, Square Gold with 4 Triangles, 2009, Acrylic on canvas, 186.5 x 186.5 cm


de Sarthe Gallery will have an exhibition of Bernar Venet paintings done between 1967 and 2010. A series of paintings which depict mathematical and scientific formula and figures, embodying a dynamic, innovative artistic process, searching for a new pictorial language, a new aesthetic. 

Bernar Venet suggests a new artistic aesthetic of mathematical purity, one which reflect the richness of content, purity, austerity and direct simplicity. He says, "The application of mathematics to a formal level has never concerned my work; thus, I considered that another stage could be tackled by proposing to develop the purely linguistic aspect of mathematics."