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Bernard Dunaux

Bernard Dunaux has continually pushed forward to create artworks that are a reflection of our time, equally balanced and strikingly classic. In his latest compositions, the use of materials such as burlap, plastic sheeting and various industrial dyes add a contemporary and immediate aspect. 

His ColorScapes, well suited to large architectural spaces, are composed on birch panels with gesso, spray paint and a painstaking application of mixed acrylic layers. The process results in clean, “post numeric” paintings where the repetition of gesture lends a Zen-like feel.

Brought up in a musical family, the artist studied classical guitar as a young man. These years of rigorous training, and eventually winning a first international prize, became the foundation for a productive painting practice, providing the proper tools for freedom of expression and for pushing boundaries. Summer childhood vacations were spent at his grandparent’s property close to Monet’s famous estate, in the light around the Seine River, which has inspired so many painters.

Dunaux moved to the United States in 1981 after studying art in Paris. He lives in Los Angeles, CA and is represented in London, U.K, and through a number of galleries in the U.S. His international list of collectors includes several Hollywood celebrities.

 

 

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Biography

Bernard Dunaux was born in Sydney, Australia. Dunaux’s abstract works arrive instinctually, calling upon his past visual experiences. Living in many different countries has informed an evolving body of work rich with the diversities of color, shape and energy.Over the years Dunaux has continually pushed forward to create artworks that are a reflection of our time, equally balanced and strikingly classic. In his latest compositions, the use of materials such as burlap, plastic sheeting and various industrial dyes add a contemporary and immediate aspect. His ColorScapes, well suited to large architectural spaces, are composed on birch panels with gesso, spray paint and a painstaking application of mixed acrylic layers. The process results in clean, “post numeric” paintings where the repetition of gesture lends a Zen-like feel.

Brought up in a musical family, the artist studied classical guitar as a young man. These years of rigorous training, and eventually winning a first international prize, became the foundation for a productive painting practice, providing the proper tools for freedom of expression and for pushing boundaries. Summer childhood vacations were spent at his grandparent’s property close to Monet’s famous estate, in the light around the Seine River, which has inspired so many painters.

Dunaux moved to the United States in 1981 after studying art in Paris. He lives in Los Angeles, CA and is represented in London, U.K, and through a number of galleries in the U.S. His international list of collectors includes several Hollywood celebrities.

 

Artist Statement

“I am in constant search of new forms of visual expression. My path is through unconsciousness of the gesture and repetition of the movement, with their inherent flaws. Each painting strives to elicit a glimpse of a “visual thought”, before the thought becomes instinctual emotion.”

 

Exhibitions

2018 Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
2017 Art PS, Palm Springs, CA
2016 Texas Contemporary
  Unit London, UK
2015 Miami Red Dot Art Fair, FL
  The Hamptons Art Fair, NY
  Art Angels Gallery, LA
  Samara Gallery Houston, TX
  Gebert Contemporary, AZ
2014 Los Angeles Art Show
2012 Greystone Mansion, LA
  Blank Space Gallery, NY
2011 LACMA Gallery
2010 Cella Gallery, LA
2009 Castagnier/Lurie Galleries, LA
2008/2010 Icon Gallery

 

Publications

Los Angeles Magazine, Luxe Magazine, Contemporary Masters,
World Wide Art, Elle Decor, Western Interiors Magazine, Home and
Design Magazine