“My works are my diary, my observations, and my release.”
Biography: Vincent Bernier is a young Canadian artist currently living in Vancouver. Although his francophone roots lie in Quebec, extensive travels have brought him too many places, inspired him with many ideas and granted him with ability to see many different perspectives in the situations life presents to him. Brought up in a strictly conservative religious home where tight restraints were placed on the enjoyment of many artistic forms, Bernier has rebelled against this as his work often explores the taboo subjects of the human form and sexuality. Having shown his work in intimate exhibitions throughout Canada and the UK, Bernier uses both medium and content to stimulate the viewers taste for esthetic satisfaction. Bernier’s use of collage draws the viewer deeper into the painting as the layers of paint and other mediums are built up to create the perfect exterior and a developed painting style he refers to as ‘constructed painting’. The composite forms he creates on reclaimed boards from thrown elements have a sense of the monumental, whatever their size. A sensuality of form and texture can be found in every piece. Bernier is an observer, a listener and then finally, an interpreter. Drawing on the images he sees every day, Bernier then translates them to the view we see created in paint and texture. Bernier’s first exhibition, ‘The Transfiguration of Jeanne Moreau’ was held in Montreal in 2003 followed later by exhibitions at the Centre Stage for Performing Arts in Peterborough, Ontario and The Art Station, Toronto in 2004. Bernier’s most recent show was a major exhibition in 2005 at Kola Note, Montreal. In 2006, while staying in England, Bernier has undertaken a number of workshops with local schools demonstrating his style and talents to children from 11-17 years old and auctioned a painting to British business executives in aid of the recent Tsunami appeals. As well as original artwork Vincent is also an accomplished mural artist and can comfortably create provoking designs on any scale. His latest work on European soil has been a large mural commissioned by a city hall in the north west of England. Exhibitions 2007 ShaShuka Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC (Group) 2007 "Beyond Eden" at Blake’s, Vancouver, BC (Solo) 2007 "Gastown Scene" at Jeffrey Boone Gallery, Vancouver, BC (Solo) 2006 East Side Culture Crawl, Railtown Studios, Vancouver, BC (November) 2006 The Art Collection, Manchester, UK (Group) 2006 Walks of Life, Manchester, UK (Auction) 2005 Kola Note, Montreal, QC (Solo) 2005 Centre Stage for Performing Arts, Peterborough, OT (Solo) 2005 Heritage Victorien, Montreal, QC (Solo) 2004 Centre Stage for Performing Arts, Peterborough, ON (Group) 2004 The Art Warehouse, Toronto, ON (Group) 2004 The Art Road Station, Toronto, ON (Solo) 2003 "Transfiguration of Jeanne Moreau" at Stereo, Montreal, QC (Solo)
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