Né en 1975, France

Amongst the common body of signs and objects surrounding us, and which we call reality, Thomas Bernardet picks out whatever attracts his attention (a sentence, object, slogan, situation or place) and lets it mature as « working documents »(photographs, sketches, notes). The results can be unsettling: here the limit between a simple document and a work of art becomes very porous. It is up to the viewer to unpack the issues that underlie his work: the status of the work of art, our relationship to reality, the parts played by collective representation and personnel projection.

Martial Déflacieux