It’s Day 258 and I was excited to set my painting on fire today! I really enjoyed my piece today. Join me in honoring Bernard Aubertin today.
Bernard Aubertin is one of the last survivors of a heroic era or monochrome painting rhymed with commitment or performance, not decoration. Near d ‘ Yves Klein in 1957, he began in 1960 his most iconic series, the “Tables nails” and in 1961 his “Tables fire.”
He then joined the Zero Group , founded four years earlier in Dusseldorf by Heinz Mack and Otto
Piene to make a clean sweep of all forms of prior creation and develop a new situation, in harmony with the physical and natural elements.
Of great visual strength and a powerful psychological impact, the work of Aubertin has remained faithful ever since the exploration of the dynamic possibilities of the red and fire, although sometimes ventures on the side of gold and white, or kinetic.
Above is from wikipedia.
Aubertin met Yves Klein in 1957 and started making his first red monochrome works during 1958-59.
In 1961 Aubertin officially joined the ZERO movement, which adopted monochrome
expression as a way of breaking with tradition. The same year, Aubertin added the medium of fire to his works. Both red and fire represented his own interpretation of ZERO’s ‘tabula rasa’, rather than an aesthetic experience.
In addition, the colour red is also rich in psycho-analytical interpretations and connotations,
and has peculiar optical effects on the viewer. From 1965, Aubertin started with his performances of burning paintings, books and objects and thus became considered a conceptual artist. Today, Aubertin continues to give performances of controlled fire, in which the protagonists are books and pianos.
Above is from Whitford Fine Art website.
I hope you enjoy my piece today. I’ve included a before photo and video. I wanted to include more matches, but I didn’t actually have any.