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BERNARD BEZZINA

Bernard Bezzina / Podgorny Robinson
BIO

Born in 1956,

Lives and works in Toulon, France and Tuscany, Italy

 

Bernard Bezzina is a French artist, sculptor and painter that lives between the south of France and Italy. It was his mother who orientated him towards artistic activity, with whom he shared the same passion for drawing. 

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

In his principle of "DIVISION", the artist investigates the materials he deconstructs while producing fragments and brings them back together to enable their rebirth. At the same time, he moves from division to "amplification", a kind of alchemy that allows the chosen fragment to empower a new order, which becomes an independent entity. 

Within 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. He tears this thick skin only to recompose it on a map. Operating by layers, he covers it with multiple coats of natural pigments, layer by layer, in order to reach the desired density. The end result looks like tanned leather full of incisions and traces that create different renderings.

Oeuvre

Works Available:

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CV

SHOWS AND INSTALLATIONS (SELECTION)

 

2023

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

Pietrasanta, exhibition in the city

Permanent installation, "3 éléments" 

Pièce unique in Monaco in the extension Mareterra (15m, 12m, 10m)

2018

Podgorny Robinson Gallery, Saint-Paul de Vence, France

2015 - 2017

«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 fair : 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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