Bernard Voïta | Hétérotopies | Galerie Laurence Bernard
Bernard Voïta builds accumulations of heteroclite objects that he photographs in his studio. For this exhibition the artist materializes the geometry of a three-dimensional counterpoint that is present in his photo-plastic images.
The work of the Swiss artist Bernard Voïta is presented for the first time at The Galerie Laurence Bernard, from May 18th to June 17th 2017. Bernard Voïta works with different media such as video, installation or sculpture, but mainly with photography. He questions the representation of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface and explores the question of space in its relation to the image, using installations that accumulate heteroclite objects. For the exhibition with the title Hétérotopies, Voïta creates a three-dimensional counterpoint to the geometry present in his "Melencolia" series with two foldable sculptures named "Jalousies" that delicately spread out. Furthermore, he presents a photographic series called “Herbier populaire”.
Bernard Voïta was born in 1960 in Cully (CH). He was trained at the ESAV in Geneva, (currently HEAD) in the "mixed media" section at the workshops of Silvie and Chérif Defraoui. He has received numerous acknowledgments for his work, as well as three times the Federal Art Award. His work has recently been exhibited at Artgenève (2017), KölnSkulptur 6-7-8, Cologne (2011-2017), Artissima (2016), the Von Bartha Gallery in Basel (2016), the Kunstmuseum in Berne), at the Center d'Art Contemporain in Yverdon (2014), at the Extracitykunsthal in Antwerp (2014) at the Kunstverein in Bregenz (2014), at the Cultuurcentrum Strombeek in Grimbergen (2012) and at Culturgest, the Caixa Foundation in Lisbon. In 2018 the Kunstmuseum in Solothurn will dedicate him a personal exhibition.