Martin Lawrence Galleries Costa Mesa is launching Philippe Bertho’s USA World Tour on Saturday, July 8 (6 to 8pm) with a welcoming embrace for the illusion of a third dimension on a flat surface. The French-English translation will ensure smooth communication with the artist, based on shared interests in things that are precise, crisp and masterful.
Bertho is classically trained having enrolled in art school in Reims, France in the early 1990s where he spent considerable time studying decorative trompe l’oeil (“to fool the eye”) painting. The combination of narrative figuration and Pop inspiration has become the basis for Bertho’s simple, thought-provoking artworks—a new look on everyday objects that transport the viewer into an imaginative and rich world. By the mid-1990s, Bertho was already beginning to receive accolades for his developing talent.
Martin Lawrence Galleries, South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear Street, Costa Mesa (949) 759-0134