21st-century pop master, Philippe Bertho, to present his latest works exclusively at Martin Lawrence Galleries Costa Mesa location. Philippe Bertho will introduce outstanding new original acrylics on canvas paintings as well his most recent hand-signed limited-edition serigraphs on canvas.
"I think my paintings are paintings of ideas. There is an abstract painter who will throw on canvas his emotional 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
Bertho's works feature figures that are self-portraits or images of his friends in exaggerated predicaments that mimic the complexities of modern life. His inclusion of recurring poses and props such as bubbles, circles, and inner tubes is a contemporary blend of Pop Art. MLG discovered the magic of Bertho over a decade ago and has marveled at the continued evolution of this master of trompe l’oeil.
"Through my art, I create a visual story that only the viewer can complete by using their intellect, imagination, and sense of humor." — Philippe Bertho
Philippe Bertho was born in a region of Brittany in France and settled in Paris by the age of 18. He graduated from the Blot School in Reims and began creating mural frescoes, with notoriety. He then became a teacher in several decorative painting schools (IPEDEC Paris). Drawing inspiration from the renowned artist, Jacques Poirer, Bertho mastered the style of trompe l’oeil (“to fool the eye”), which creates the illusion of the 3rd dimension on a flat surface. As his style further developed he exhibited ingenuity by including his new variations on the theme of modern man's daily interaction with life. Influenced by many important modern masters, his style draws comparisons to the "Pop Surrealist Decades" which include Warhol and Dalí. However, Bertho's work fools much more than the eye.
http://bit.ly/PhilippeBertho Bertho’s works have generated acclaim and garnered accolades in Europe and the United States. His art is widely collected by institutions and individual collectors worldwide.
MLG proudly offers for acquisition the newest works of Philippe Bertho at its Costa Mesa gallery, located at their South Coast Plaza http://bit.ly/PhilippeBerthoExhibition