Philippe Bertho—Meet the Artist
April 5, 6:00 pm—8:00 pm
COSTA MESA—Join us at MLG Costa Mesa for the unveiling of never-before-seen original paintings by acclaimed Pop Illusionist, Philippe Bertho. These dramatic new works of art on canvas and hand-signed limited-edition prints will be available to admire and acquire.
Bertho is classically trained having enrolled in art school in Reims, France in the early 1990s. There, he spent considerable time studying decorative trompe l’oeil painting. Tromp l’oeil (“to fool the eye”) is a technique used by artists to create the illusion of a third dimension on a flat surface. The style that he has developed casts a new look on everyday objects, transporting the viewer into an imaginative and rich world. It has been said that Bertho’s paintings create a world where the whimsical meets the witty, a juncture between the fanciful and the eccentric.
Philippe Bertho is an extraordinary talent and is garnering strong attention within and from outside of the art world. Determined to stay true to his imagination, sense of humor, rich creativity and distinct originality, Bertho’s leitmotiv seems to be – to keep his unique personality intact and to share with each of us a glimmer of that personality in these remarkably unique paintings. As the artist states, “To fool the eye is mechanical, to provoke the imagination is spiritual.”
We hope to see you April 5th at MLG Costa Mesa for this exciting exploration of the art of Phillipe Bertho.
OPENING RECEPTION & MEET THE ARTIST
Friday, April 5, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 pm
RSVP (949) 759-0134
Martin Lawrence Galleries
South Coast Plaza,
3333 Bear Street
Costa Mesa, California