Alain Bertrand

1946 Birth of Alain Bertrand near Paris.

He was soon sent to board near Evreux. This isolation and the proximity of the American base were decisive in the formation of his tastes. He discovers rock n'roll, Elvis Presley, cigarettes and .... American cars.

After the army, he finds himself at Renault. There will remain 11 years to control the R5 and R 12.

At the same time, he paints, mostly cars and starts to put his drawings in comic strips (Tintin, Pilote ...)

1976 Revelation during a first trip to the USA. From now on, most of its production will be devoted to the USA ... Other trips will follow in its two favorite regions: Arizona and New Mexico.

1979 Collaboration with Alain Marouani of the "Barclay Records" for the creation of numerous album covers including a box set of 11 albums by Eddy Mitchell. Collaboration with Francis Coppola on the creation of the "coup de coeur" poster. Creation of the movie poster "Is there a French in the room?" Poster of the movie "Mamy dearest" with Faye Dunaway ... Works in the United States for the realization of advertising campaigns (New York Telephon, Atari, Jeep Cherokee, etc.)

From 1982 to 1990 Created with Patrice and Christian Larue: BAHAMAS, a group of illustrators who signed many national advertising campaigns - Darty, Roussel, Renault, Peugeot, Mars (Twix) Etc. This group of illustrators presents individual works, in particular at the illustrators' exhibitions at the Austerlitz space in Paris in 1984 and 1985. "Money Market" prize awarded by Mécanorma.

From 1988 to 1996 Numerous exhibitions: Nice Acropolis, Cogolin castle, Hippodrome of Cagnes sur mer, Art exhibition in Bordeaux, Salon Rétromobile, Expo at the Grand Prix of Monaco.

1996 Works with Steven Spielberg on Jurassic Park II (The Lost World)

1997 Illustrations of Christine Bravo's texts for a collection "Les animaux qui faiseurs" by Michel Lafon editions.

1998 to 2015 he exhibits every year at Retromobile Porte de Versailles in Paris

Since 1999, he has exhibited at the Ariel Sibony Gallery in Paris 10 exhibitions, Catto Gallery in London 11 exhibitions and Opera Gallery in Miami, New York and Singapore. In the Galleries Bartoux Honfleur and Saint

Paul de Vence, in the New Form Gallery in Malmoe, Sweden, Chicago, Faro, Portugal, Neel gallery in Cannes, Mecanica in Paris ...... ect

In 2005 he was chosen to exhibit at the VIP room at the tennis master at Flushing Meadows

In 2014, he exhibited at the Carlton in Cannes during the film festival


ITS INFLUENCES

70s A first trip to the USA that will definitely mark his painting. He began his career as an illustrator at the service of advertising, publishing and the press. He returns regularly to Arizona and New Mexico in search of the vestiges of the American dream and American rolling or rusty sheet metal ...

80s His second aesthetic shock discovering Cuba. With daily life in Havana, a new thematic section develops in his painting. The warmth of the surrounding colors and the impression that time has stopped there are, for him, a source of strong inspiration.

STYLE AND TECHNICAL

He prefers to paint motorized subjects in a hyper-realistic style. He works both on inspiration and on command. He paints with oil and brush on large canvas supports, with a perfect rendering of shadows and lights. His paintings speak instantly: alive, dynamic, he brings us a few decades back and leave us forever nostalgic and orphans of the American dream


surf mural

Tarif : 8000 Euros

American Sixties

Tarif : 10000 Euros

Super women

Tarif : 8000 Euros

Impala

Tarif : 6500 Euros

Deep purple

Tarif : 9000 Euros

Alex café

Tarif : 6500 Euros