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the woman and his body
portrait de femme
la fusion du corps et la matière
A native of Maine et Loire, Philippe Berthier is an entirely self-taught creator of images. Since always attracted by the image, he works photographic techniques
since the 90s reign In his works a dark and lyrical atmosphere that
overwhelms us and leaves us more.
in Montpellier in 1993, it made many artistic meetings: musicians,
actors, painters, photographers ... Coming from different backgrounds,
these artists allow Philippe to experience the shooting by serving as
models and event events such as concerts, carnivals or cabarets, make him gain experience on the photo processing lab. In 1997, he directed a group exhibition on the settled Gypsy population of Lunel. A first common experience very rewarding for the creator of images of which we find the imprint in his works.
it is primarily his meeting with Serge Gal, renowned photographer,
which earned him a real awareness about its approach to image and design
capabilities. Drawing inspiration from the impressionists, surrealists and Baltic photographers; it was from 1998 that finally allowed free rein to his creativity. So he develops his personal aspirations while continuing to exhibit collectively.
"Their images exude such power of emotion that it was obvious that my new images would be marked forever."
It was at this time that he experimented with various techniques and creations he discovers the particular collage on media.
Philippe uses all sorts of materials and considers his place as a true laboratory of artistic experiences. There,
his friends opened a new perspective him by teaching him how to use
computer tools (computers, software, scanners etc.) and digital
gradually takes its place in the work of Philippe. Then combining analog and graphics, he realizes that is offered to him endless creative possibilities. Using nature for inspiration and composing, so he mixes these two processes since 2004 to create his surprising images.
based in Lourdes, it has recently exposed to Bayonne, and his work
promises many other upcoming exhibitions, we will certainly follow
© All of the images on this website are copyrighted original artworks by their author and are protected by international copyright law. No materials in this gallery may be reproduced, copied, downloaded, or used in any form without written permission of the contemporary artist Berthier Philippe.