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Exhibition by Emmanuel Bernardoux

29 Sep > 23 Oct. Opening: 29 Sep at 6.30pm


About Emmanuel Bernardoux

Emmanuel lives and works in France. He has just arrived in Melbourne for an art residency at Monash University until 25th April 2011. This residency was granted by the city Council of La Rochelle, in collaboration with Centre Intermondes. Since 2008, Emmanuel has presented several solo and group exhibitions in France, Belgium, Canada and the United States. A painter but also the author of several video shorts, Emmanuel’s had two books of  his paintings published:  Looking for Babylon, 2009, (with a foreword by CharlElie COUTURE and From Babylon to Ephesus, (2010).


DOG, GOD: three letters, two opposing words, with mankind at the center.
I have worked from this idea for a long time. Maybe it has been in me since before I was born.

Based on the Bible, I create works from Genesis, adding logos, half-faces, and sexual imagery.

Works created from the Apocalypse incorporate seven churches, at Epheses, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatire, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodice. These feature codes, numbers, violence, blood and weapons.

DOG/human/GOD: three wor(l)ds, one material

Three, The divine.
Trinity, three
My brothers and me, three
My mother’s abortions, three
My father’s leave, three
His death, three
The Invisible Dog, three
BrooKlyN/BenKemouN, three
Fucking Trinity, my beautiful whore

The connections between the canvases, papers, films and poems run together,

creating a confluence or network, building an encoded and unfinished project, whose meaning I don’t yet know.

I am gradually disentangling the meaning of the art through conversations with people who see my work, attempting to discover deeper meaning in the process.

I balance my more human side on the thin line between instinct and aspiration.

I hate DOG, I don’t believe in GOD.

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