Bernar Venet Bernar Venet, Apr 24 - May 21, 2012


de Sarthe Gallery is pleased to announce his first collaboration with the French May presenting 7 Monumental sculpture by Bernar Venet from May 3 to May 26.

Back in Hong Kong after his last appearance in 1995, the French artist Bernar Venet is invited to exhibit along the Hong Kong bay, near the Cultural Centre and the Museum of Arts, several monumental works he created for his Versailles exhibition which took place in 2011. Questioning the relationships between art, landscapes and architecture with his corten steel Arcs and Indeterminate lines, we are told the artist’s visual story, the story about his path from conceptual art to public art, about how his installations and monumental sculptures have made a lasting mark on the contemporary aesthetic landscape.

Monumental sculptures
Hong Kong Cultural Centre & Museum of Arts Piazzas
24 April to 21 May 2012
Opening reception: PENINSULA logo, 3 May 6pm

Mr. Bernar Venet will be present

de Sarthe Gallery is also pleased to announce his first participation to Art HK with presenting major paintings and sculptures by Asian and western Modern and Post-War artists such as Sam Francis, Gilbert & George, Hans Hartung, Pablo Picasso, Gerhard Richter, Larry Rivers, Sanyu, Julian Schnabel, Chu Teh Chun, Bernar Venet, John Wesley and Zao Wou-Ki.

During the art fair, 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 aesthetics. Bernar Venet suggests a new artistic aesthetics of mathematical purity, one which reflect the richness of content, purity, austerity and direct simplicity. « 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. » said Bernar Venet.

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