Jean-Baptiste Bernadet’s references range across a broad spectrum of art historical precedents, from Monet, Vuillard and Munch in the past to Joe Bradley and Josh Smith in the present. Like his forebears in color painting, Bernadet uses the ways that colors, and their interaction, both activate the senses and allow the viewer to reflect back on the nature of that sensory activation, something which we realize in conditioned by both us and the artist being products of a certain time and place.
Frontrunner Magazine Interview, May 2017www.frontrunnermagazine.com
Jean-Baptiste Bernadet : Between Spectacle and SubversionEssay by Alex Bacon, 2016English and French PDF
A Summer TalkInterview with Anne Pontégnie, Summer 2016English and French PDF
Art Press 433, May 2016English and French PDF
Piero Bisello in Conceptual Fine Art, Interview, 2015www.conceptualfinearts.com
Alex Bacon in Brooklyn Rail Review, 2014English PDF Megan Christiansen in Post New Interview, 2013English PDF Christopher Schreck in Le Salon, 2012www.welcometolesalon.beRaphaël Pirenne, If There is a Chance, 2011english PDFfrançais PDF
Born in Paris in 1978, he lives and works in New York and Brussels, and was artist-in-residence at Triangle Studios in Brooklyn in 2012, APT Studios in Brooklyn in 2011, and Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas, in 2010.His solo exhibitions include, among others, Almine Rech in Paris and Mascota in Mexico (2018), Valentin in Paris (2017, 2015), Michael Jon & Alan in Miami (2017), Almine Rech Gallery in London and Brussels (2016), Retrospective in Hudson, NY, American Contemporary in New York City, Rod Barton in London (2014), Karma in New York City (2014), Marfa Book Company in Marfa, Texas (2015, 2013), Torri in Paris, Renwick in New York City (2011), the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas (2010). Since 2001, he has also participated in many group shows, including Almine Rech in Paris and Michael Jon in Miami (2015), WIELS in Brussels (2015, 2010 and 2009), Valentin in Paris, Ricou Gallery and Super Dakota Gallery in Brussels (2014), Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles (2013), Angstrom in Dallas, Texas, Klemm's Gallery in Berlin (2012), 8 rue Saint Bon in Paris, White Flags in Saint Louis, Missouri (2011), Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tourcoing (2006).