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(b. Paris, 1952 d. Paris, 2007))


" A sensory and mental process, exploring the relationship between volume and surface, fullness and emptiness, mass and colour, depth and contour"

You can read more about Pascal below, or go straight to the image gallery.

To find out more about this artist or arrange to view the works in person please contact katestevens@hackelbury.co.uk

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 elevates 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-size. 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.

Selected Solo exhbitions

2000 Galerie Municipale , Vitry sur Seine
1999 HackelBury Fine Art, London
1998 Museé des Beaux-Arts, Lons le Saunier. Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, Auvergne
1994 Centre d’Arts Plastiques, Royan
1991 Künsthaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt. Centre National de la Photographie, Paris.
Galerie Zabriskie, Paris
1990 Zabriskie Gallery, New York
1988 French Institute, Cologne
1986 Thomas Barrie Fine Art, Minneapolis
1980 Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Selected Group Exhibitions

1998 Fondation Cartier, Paris
1997 Centre Européen d’Actions Artistiques, Strasbourg
1993 Pinacothèque Nationale, Athens
1992 Museu d’Art Modern, Barcelona
1991 International Center of Photography, New York
1989 Ludwig Museum, Cologne. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
1985 Barbican Art Gallery, London

Pascal Kern’s work is included in numerous international private and museum collections.