World Renowned Trompe L’oeil Master. Philippe Bertho will be exhibiting never-before-seen paintings Exclusively at Martin Lawrence Galleries in Soho, NY and San Francisco, CA.
Philippe Bertho-the acclaimed pop illusionist latest works explore his desire and recent decision to explore his dreamlike deliriums with the vibrant pleasure of his own personal narrative, context and texture. They are teeming with a vibrancy that truly characterizes his pleasure of painting.
“For a long time, I naively believed that painting was a matter of technique. The I read about Picasso, son of a drawing teacher, who spent his life learning to draw as a child: then and there my perspective on art was transformed forever. To represent a face in profile and from the front at the same time; it is simply great poetry.” –Philippe Bertho
Perhaps once in a generation, a voice comes along that is so fresh it defies definition, challenging the way we find expression. Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG), who nine galleries across the country are the home to the finest artists of the 20th and 21st century, invites you to experience Philippe Bertho’s personal and visual works, which illustrate, enlighten and-with gloriously subtle nuance-confound the eye.
“I think my paintings are paintings of ideas. There is an abstract painter who will throw on a canvas his emotion state, as they say. There is a realistic painter who will sketch a portrait of you in great strokes with a large brush, to express the violence inside of him or her. There are many kinds of painters: I am a painter of ideas who paints with delicacy and restraint.”-Philippe Bertho
Philippe Bertho, born in the region of Brittany, is a classically trained artist who began studying his craft in the early 190s in Reims, France. He spent considerable time mastering decorative trompe l‘oeil (“to fool the eye”) painting, a technique which literally creates the illusion of a 3rd dimension on a flat surface. His style draws comparisons to the “Pop Surrealist Decades” which include Warhol and Dalí. But Bertho’s work foolsmuch more than the eye.
He was discovered by the owners of Martin Lawrence Galleries, when they happened to stumble on paintings that both caught their eye, and took their breath away. Never before had they seen a painter of such magnificent vision and unique perspective. They immediately asked him to join their family of superb 21st century artists, and offer his work exclusively at their fine art galleries located in 9 cities from New York to New Orleans, Maui to La Jolla.
In the years since, Bertho has navigated the space between paintings and drawings and graphics, inspired by urban art, advertising and comics.
Bertho’s newest works, which will be proudly offered for sale at MLG’s Soho, NY and San Francisco locations, reflect his desire and recent decision to return to his vision of life as new ideas. They are teeming with a vibrancy that truly characterizes his pleasure of painting.
“The department store of my inspiration has grown a little. New aisles have appeared, and everything is up for grabs”.-Philipe Bertho
Discover the latest works by this acclaimed pop illusionist. New and original works on canvas and hand-signed prints will be available to view and acquire.