Bertrand Fournier (1985) lives and works in Janville Sur Juine, France
Daily life is what inspires me. I try to extract the essence of things. How far can I simplify while keeping its meaning. For this part of my work, I think that symbolism is the description that currently matches best.
– Bertrand Fournier
Bertrand Fournier is an autodidact painter. He started painting by chance in 2016 with his daughter. His hobby became a passion and then an obsession. From then he started to publish his paintings on Instagram in order to confront himself to the public eye. Soon people and galleries became interested in his work and he was caught up by the international art scene. Showing his work in Miami, LA, Sydney, New York but mainly in Europe.
He keeps improving his art in quest for perfection. Between abstraction and symbolism, figuration and minimalism, Bertrand Fournier works principally on color and its combinations. The use of color is strong and outspoken with a vintage touch. The cheeky titles give small clues regarding the unfamiliar figures and compositions. The lines he sets up are clear and decisive, while his brushstroke with the use of oil paint gives the right visual aspect and texture on the canvas.