Bernar Venet

Arcs, 2002

Oilstick and graphite on paper



Ceysson & Bénétière


Price: 50,500 USD

About The Work

In the middle of the 1970ies he made the line the central subject of his work. Whereas in a scientific context a line is a clearly defined geometric form, Bernar Venet used this simple geometric form to demonstrate divergent concepts. This drawing shows the particular importance of the line for the artist. The line is not simply a line, in fact it looks like a three- dimensional figure. With this drawing, the artist deepens his radical, lifelong exploration of the line and material. Venez uses graphite and oil stick to create groups of arcs into a white background. With their exacting precision, Venet’s drawing brings out the inherent versatility of form in Venet’s artwork that transcendes material boundaries.

About Bernar Venet

Born in 1941, in Château Arnoux Saint Auban, France Lives and works between USA and France. Bernar Venet is a notable Conceptual artist who was born in Chateau-Arnoux, France.

Ceysson & Bénétière

Founded in Saint-Étienne in 2006 by François Ceysson and Loic Bénétière, subsequently joined by Bernard Ceysson, artistic advisor, the Ceysson & Bénétière gallery initially expanded its presence in French-speaking Europe: Luxembourg, Paris and then Geneva. In Luxembourg, besides the space in Luxembourg city, the gallery now has another vast space at Wandhaff /Windhof near Koerich, measuring 1400 m2 and with more than 1200 m2 devoted solely to exhibitions.

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