Mathieu Bernard-Martin

Mathieu Bernard-Martin

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

About Mathieu Bernard-Martin

If Art has to be the only true form of truth and honesty, then painting is a conversation, a more or less disguised fight. Through the creative process, there’s no other way but to be honest with yourself and the artwork that is being created.

Being humble is essential. The creative process is stronger than the painter. The painting itself is ruled by truths that we can’t apprehend. There’s something above that dictates its needs too.

The format and the medium do not matter. They vary depending on the intention, because each feeling requires a certain expression. Just like the same colour can mean an infinite number of things, one character exists on different levels and one painting can reveal several dimensions.

There’s no right or wrong intepretations of my work. It’s ok not to understand. No one needs to understand. The “why” doesn’t matter. Art should be related to a moment out of time. When everything stands still. It’s every painter’s mission to remind people that Art is something we can’t completely grasp.

I don’t plan on defining anything. I don’t expect no specific reaction. Intimacy is the goal, the subject and the language. The move is the key.

Education

Research Master, University of Political Sciences, 2007.

Public Law Bachelor, University of Law, 2005.

Events

Gamma Magazine
By Marco Salvetti
Issue 1 – Autumn/Winter 2014
Interview + Artist Profile

Boum!Bang! chez Mathieu Bernard Martin
By One-Sugar Joe & Raoul Lanvers (videographers)
11 November 2012
Video Portrait + Interview

TENWORDSANDONESHOT
By Kevin Krumnikl (editor-in-chief)
20 September 2012
Essay

Signe Noir (Black Sign)
By Clare Mary Puyfoulhoux (vice-editor-in-chief)
3 March 2012
Magazine Article

The Collective 57
June 2013

Exhibitions

Fiction / n/a gallery
Seoul, South Korea
2019
SOLO EXHIBITION

Phantom Nostalgia / Fort Houston Art Center
Nashville, USA
2018
SOLO EXHIBITION

La Vague Française
15 October 2014 – 15 Dcember 2014
Urbane Art Gallery, Edinburgh (Scotland)
GROUP EXHIBITION

m.o.v. & mobile
4 May 2012 – 7 June 2012
Galerie du Couloir, Paris (FRANCE)
SOLO EXHIBITION

Barcelona Showcase
14 July 2012
Casa Battlo, Barcelona (SPAIN)
GROUP EXHIBITION

Paper Thin
24 August 2011 – 04 September 2011
Colour by Numbers, Sydney (AUSTRALIA)
GROUP EXHIBITION

Up Close
16 June 2011
Colour by Numbers, Sydney (AUSTRALIA)
GROUP EXHIBITION