LUC BERNARD (b. 1966)

A Canadian artist who now calls the Coachella Valley home, Luc Bernard’s most recent works show the evolving influence of the intense desert light and landscape.

When previously working in Los Angeles, Luc explored the effects and consequences of living in such a densely populated urban environment.  He soon realized that this would become a theme in his body of work.  

A color field artist, Luc explores his ideas while embracing minimal composition.
With many layers of thinly applied coats, his backgrounds are deep and complicated, continually exposing the various underlying colors. Shapes and lines are superimposed creating tension and movement.  The viewer is left wondering how one’s mood can be altered or how one’s eye can be tricked by simply altering lines and perception within the composition. His paintings bring simplicity in context, richness in color and contrast. There is an ephemeral moment captured, on the cusp of the next observation, simplified in abstraction.

LUC BERNARD
Open No. 9
oil on canvas
50 1/2 x 34 1/2 in.
LUC BERNARD
Open no. 10
oil on canvas
50 1/2 x 34 3/4 in.
LUC BERNARD
Open no. 3
oil and sumi ink on canvas
38 1/2 x 73 3/4 in.
LUC BERNARD
Connectivity No. 8
oil on linen
44 x 37 in.
LUC BERNARD
Cinergy No. 2
acrylic on canvas
50 x 80 in.
LUC BERNARD
Connectivity No. 10
oil on linen
55 x 47 in.
LUC BERNARD
Connectivity No. 4
sumi ink and oil on canvas
55 x 36 in.
LUC BERNARD
Open #12
oil on canvas
52 1/4 x 29 1/4 in.
LUC BERNARD
Open no. 2
oil and sumi ink on canvas
50 x 71 in.
LUC BERNARD
Edges no. 1
oil on canvas
54 x 54 in.
LUC BERNARD
Edges no. 12
oil on canvas
40 x 36 in.
LUC BERNARD
Edges no. 2
oil on canvas
48 x 40 in.
LUC BERNARD
Edges no. 13
oil on canvas
72 x 58 in.
LUC BERNARD
Edges no. 3
oil on canvas
50 x 42 in.
LUC BERNARD
Edges no. 4
oil on canvas
48 x 40 in.
LUC BERNARD
Edges no. 11
oil on canvas
42 x 35 in.
LUC BERNARD
Edges no. 9
oil on canvas
44 1/4 x 46 in.
LUC BERNARD
Edges no. 14
oil on canvas
40 x 40 in.
LUC BERNARD
Edges no. 5
oil on canvas
42 x 50 in.
LUC BERNARD
Edges no. 15
oil on canvas
36 x 31 in.
LUC BERNARD
Edges no. 6
oil on canvas
52 x 62 in.
LUC BERNARD
Edges no. 7
oil on canvas
32 x 40 in.
LUC BERNARD
Edges no. 8
oil on canvas
42 x 50 in.