Bernard Aubertin

Work in the collection: Bernard Aubertin, relief eponge, 1962-77, oil and cloth on panel, 50 x 50 cm.

Bernard Aubertin is a French monochrome artist. He focuses on the color red as an expression of fire to create spaces of color and light. 1961-1970 Bernard Aubertin took part in ZERO demonstrations. He is considered an important representative of the Düsseldorf artist group. He produces his red monochrome pictures with a wide variety of materials: for example, he created works from red nail pictures with splinters and fire protection grilles, from perforated red-painted cardboard, aluminum panels and burnt wooden panels or from relief dots.

born 1934 in Fontenay-aux-Roses
died 2015 in Reutlingen
1955-1957 studied painting
1958 first monochrome red panel paintings
1960-1971 series of red nail pictures (4 phases)
1977 Participation in documenta 6 in Kassel
1991 move to Reutlingen
1993 Move to the Foundation for Concrete Art, Reutlingen
1994 5th International Biennial of Paper Art, Leopold Hoesch Museum Düren

Exhibitions (selection)

1962 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1977 documenta 6, Kassel
1993 Foundation for Concrete Art, Reutlingen
1996 Espace des Arts, Chalon-sur-Saône, France
1999 Frac Bourgogne, Dijon
2000 Espace de l’Art Concrete, Mouans-Sartoux, France
2002 Jöllenbeck Gallery, Michael Nickel, Cologne
2003 College Art Galleries, New York City, USA
2004 The Hubertus Schoeller Foundation Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren
2005 Espace de l’Art Concrete, Mouans-Sartoux, France
2006 Tuttolibri, Galleria Milano, Milan, Italy
2007 Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch
2009 Vienna Secession, Vienna, Austria
2013 Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France

Collections (Selection)

Foundation for Concrete Art, Reutlingen
Espace de l’Art Concrete, Mouans-Sartoux, France
Frac Bourgogne, Dijon, France
Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum, Hagen
Ludwig Museum in the Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz
Musée du Chateau de Montbeliard; Museion, Bolzano, Italy
Museu Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal.
Liaunig Museum, Neuhaus
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach