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Born in 1952, Pascal Kern lived and worked in Paris, where he studied at the Sorbonne. Kern uses photography to produce « sculptures », which explore the question of volume in all its aspects : the relationships between volume and surface, fullness and emptiness, mass and colour, depth and contour. Using found or natural forms, he elevats the every-day to an almost Iconic status ; fascinated with the space created and occupied by the subject, and the purity of it's form. The metal industrial objects and wooden moulds are retrieved from old factories and foundries, while the vegetables are grown from seed. The artist lived with his subject matter for a period of time before photographing, taking only one photograph which is later reproduced to life-sized. The cibachrome photographs of each subject are presented as diptychs, triptychs or polyptychs, in frames constructed with related materials. The final stage in the long process of crafting these incredible works is for them to be hung specifically (with precise instructions from the artist) to achieve a perfect balance ; the work appearing almost weightless whilst creating an unusually powerful presence.
FRAC Pays de Loire (FR)
FRAC Champagne Ardennes (FR)
FRAC Picardie (FR)
FRAC Haute Normandie (FR)
FRAC Franche Comté (FR)
FRAC Basse Normandie (FR)
FRAC Alsace (FR)
FRAC Auvergne (FR)
Musée du Havre (FR)
Musée de Belfort (FR)
Musée d?Aurillac (FR)
Maison Européenne de la Photographie (FR)
Bibliothèque Nationale (FR)
Centre National d?Art et de Culture George Pompidou (FR)
Musée Réatu ? Arles (FR)
Musée National d?Art Moderne (FR)
Musée d?Art Moderne de Strasbourg (FR)
Musée Cantini ? Marseille (FR)
Fondation Cartier (FR)
Musée de Santa Barbara (2) ? (US)
Musée de Baltimore (US)
Musée de Philadelphie (US)
Museum of Fine Arts? Houston (US)
Collection Royale Belge (BE)
Collection de la Ville de Lannion (FR)
Collection de la Ville de Vitry-sur-Seine (FR)
Fonds Départemental d?Art Contemporain de Seine St Denis (FR)
Artothèque Angers (FR)
Artothèque Nantes (FR)
Art Institute of Chicago (US)
(French, European and American private collections)
Les coups de coeur de l'équipe
June 20 - July 27 2019
Paris Photo 2017
9 - 12 November 2017
L'éloge du paradoxe
September 13 - October 21 2017
December 7 2016 - January 14 2017
Paris Photo 2016
10 - 13 November 2016
The French Photography Exists, I met it
March 7 - May 20 2018
A conversation about Pascal Kern
October 21, 2017
March 3 - April 29 2017
February 11 - November 30 2017