BERNARD BEZZINA

Artworks available 

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Born in 1956 in Tunis, Tunisia

Lives and works in Toulon, France

 

French artist, sculptor and painter born in 1956. He lives between the south of France and Italy. It was his mother who directed him towards artistic activity and with her he shared this passion for drawing. 

Bezzina struggles with the material is at the center of his artistic research. He deconstruct the figure to recreate it. Bezzina's goal lies in an almost impossible search for total art. This exploratory work requires the density of the sculpture.

In his principle of "DIVISION" the artist investigates about the materials he deconstructs, producing fragments and bring it together again to give them a new birth, moving from division to "amplification", a kind of alchemy that allows the chosen fragment to give the power of a new order, which become an independent entity. 

In the ethics of sustainable development, Bernard Bezzina demonstrates a position that respects the elements of nature. He works with cotton paper made after an ancestral process in an old grinder. Tear this thick skin to recompose it on a map. Operating by layers, he covers it with multiple coats of natural pigments. Layer by layer, to reach density. It looks like tanned leather covered with incisions and traces creating different impacts.

 

Works Available:

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Bezzina / Galerie Podgorny Robinson
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SHOWS AND INSTALLATIONS (SELECTION)

 

2018

Podgorny Robinson Gallery, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France

2015 - 2017

Plage « Méridien Beach Plaza », Monaco

2016

BRAFA, Bruxelles, Belgium

Sculptures Monumentales, Saint-Tropez, France

Monochromaniac, Opera Gallery, New York, USA

2015

BRAFA, Bruxelles, Belgium

PAD, Paris, France

Art Fair, Antibes, France

Masterpiece, London, France

Jardin des Arts, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France

2014 

30 Anni/Museo dei Bozzetti, Palazzo Panichi, Pietrasanta, Italy

Galerie Hurtebize, Paris, France

Pont Alexandre III, Paris, France

Art Elysées, Paris, France

2013

Biennale Borgo di Montone, Italy

Homo Faber. Il pensiero e la Mano, Piazza del Duomo, Pietrasanta, Italy

2012

Château Sainte Roseline, Les Arcs, France

2011

Citadelle de Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

2009

Printemps des Arts, Palais Abdellia, Tunis, Tunisie

2008

Galerie Olga Lamdon, Bruxelles, Belgium

2007

Domaine de Trians, Néoules, France

Gorges de Pennafort, Callas, France

Galerie Anne Lettré, Paris, France

Contemporary Fine Art, Saint-Tropez, France

2006

Domaine de Trians, Néoules, France

2004

Maison du Cygne, Six-Fours-les-Plages, France

Banque de Gothard, Monaco

2002

Création / Exposition de l'affiche "Jazz à Toulon", France

2001

Banque du Gothard, Monaco

VIP Saint-Tropez, France

 

AWARDS

2020

Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres

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