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AU COEUR DE LA NATURE bernard garo

RUSSO YUBERO


Au Coeur de la Nature Bernard Garo


Bernard Garo


Bernard Garo’s (b. 1964) practice spans painting and photography, creating connections between these two distinct mediums. A paean to painting as much as the land, Garo incorporates organic materials that he gathers from cliffs and volcanic craters into his large-scale canvases. The physical and mineral impact of these works brings us face to face with the materiality of our origins and the fragility of our civilisation against the forces of nature. These multi-faceted pieces can be seen as a celebration of nature, life, and mankind and his vulnerability, as well as technology and science. Dedicated to the future of our society, Garo aims to preserve our natural environment and stimulate change by using any media at his disposal. These materials have ranged from sand, earth, wood ash and crushed brick, to lacquer, latex and bitumen. His works express Garo’s fundamental ideas and values, reflecting his humanist and contemporary thinking, and strong sense of both the material and visual. Garo graduated with distinction from the Lausanne Art School (ECAL) in 1989. He has had over 100 solo exhibitions in galleries and museums in Switzerland, Europe, the United States and China, and represented Switzerland at the Summer Photographic Festival 2008 in Brussels with his print series Topography of Passage and Oblivion. His pictorial and photographic work has also been featured in several publications including a monograph, and can be found in numerous private and public collections across the globe. Garo currently lives and works in his studio in Nyon, Switzerland, and travels extensively to Paris, Barcelona and Berlin for projects.

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Previous pages :

Monte Rosa

Size : 240 cm x 300 cm, Mixed Techniques on Linen

Variation I

Size : 76 cm x 57 cm, Mixed Techniques on Cotton Paper

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Variation II

Size : 76 cm x 57 cm, Mixed Techniques on Cotton Paper

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Emersion de l’Océan Thétys

Size : 294 cm x 196 cm, Mixed Techniques on Linen

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Variation III

Size : 76 cm x 57 cm, Mixed Techniques on Cotton Paper

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Variation IV

Size : 76 cm x 57 cm, Mixed Techniques on Cotton Paper

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Entre Évanescence et Fugacité

Size : 294 cm x 196 cm, Mixed Techniques on Linen

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Ce Fond du Jour, Pierre MuĂŠe en Lampe Size : 120 cm x 80 cm, Mixed Techniques on Linen

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Variation V

Size : 76 cm x 57 cm, Mixed Techniques on Cotton Paper

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Variation VI

Size : 76 cm x 57 cm, Mixed Techniques on Cotton Paper

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Côté Sourd du Ciel, Pauvre Terre Grisée, Bue par le Jour

Size : 120 cm x 80 cm, Mixed Techniques on Linen

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Variation VII

Size : 76 cm x 57 cm, Mixed Techniques on Cotton Paper

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Variation VIII

Size : 76 cm x 57 cm, Mixed Techniques on Cotton Paper

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Untitled

Size : Xx cm x Xx cm, Mixed techniques on Linen

East Face Early Morning Avalanches (Snowfalls)

Size : 150 cm x 100 cm, Mixed Techniques on Linen

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Variation IX

Size : 76 cm x 57 cm, Mixed Techniques on Cotton Paper

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Variation X

Size : 76 cm x 57 cm, Mixed Techniques on Cotton Paper

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En Attente de...un Là-Bas Incertain, L'Appel de l’Altitude Size : 130 cm x 85 cm, Mixed Techniques on Linen

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Variation XI

Size : 76 cm x 57 cm, Mixed Techniques on Cotton Paper

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Variation XII

Size : 76 cm x 57 cm, Mixed Techniques on Cotton Paper

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Entre Évanescence et Fugacité

Size : 294 cm x 196 cm, Mixed Techniques on Linen

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Ice Peak in the Foehn

Size : 130 cm x 85 cm, Mixed Techniques on Linen

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Variation XIII

Size : 76 cm x 57 cm, Mixed Techniques on Cotton Paper

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Variation XIV

Size : 76 cm x 57 cm, Mixed Techniques on Cotton Paper

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Il y a 60 Millions D'annĂŠes

Size : 150 cm x 100 cm, Mixed Techniques on Linen

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Variation XV

Size : 76 cm x 57 cm, Mixed Techniques on Cotton Paper

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Variation XVI

Size : 76 cm x 57 cm, Mixed Techniques on Cotton Paper

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L'Heure Bleue-Blue Hour

Size : 130 cm x 85 cm, Mixed Techniques on Linen

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My Switzerland, Ou l'Aveu Refusé de Sa Massivité

Size : 120 cm x 80 cm, Mixed Techniques on Linen

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Variation XVII

Size : 76 cm x 57 cm, Mixed Techniques on Cotton Paper

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Variation XVIII

Size : 76 cm x 57 cm, Mixed Techniques on Cotton Paper

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Révélation au Clair de Lune, La Densité Noire et Rêche

Size : 120 cm x 80 cm, Mixed Techniques on Linen

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Un Morceau d'Afrique

Size : 294 cm x 196 cm, Mixed Techniques on Linen

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Variation XIX

Size : 76 cm x 57 cm, Mixed Techniques on Cotton Paper

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Quand les Lueurs du Levant Font Vibrer la Montagne, Ce Fond EmbrasĂŠ de Terre

Size : 150 cm x 100 cm, Mixed Techniques on Linen

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Profondeur, Hors de Laquelle la Montagne Allumée Émerge Size : 130 cm x 85 cm, Mixed Techniques on Linen Next pages :

Variation XX

Size : 76 cm x 57 cm, Mixed Techniques on Cotton Paper

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Credits This book gathers 37 paintings by Bernard Garo, produced from 2018 to 2020, mixed techniques on linen. All the artworks in this book are dated and signed on the back by the Artist.

Curators Hélène YUBERO Francois RUSSO

Creative Direction Francois RUSSO Assistant Pakin JANETHUMNUGUL

Publisher RUSSO YUBERO PUBLISHING books@russoyubero.net Route du Grand Lancy 6A 1227 GENEVA SWITZERLAND GENEVA - BANGKOK - CHIANGMAI


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Au Coeur de la Nature  

Au Coeur de la Nature by Bernard Garo

Au Coeur de la Nature  

Au Coeur de la Nature by Bernard Garo