Gaston Bertin
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Gaston Bertin was born in France, grew up in Spain and studied in the United States. He received his Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography from the Parsons School of Design in New York, and then undertook a Master's degree in Landscape Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design as well as Studies in Industrial Design at the Istituto Europeo di Design In Milan, Italy. He exhibits his work internationally.

He participated in the contemporary Art Fairs: Arco, FIAC, Art Basel, Art Basel Miami, and Art Brussels with Gallery 1900*2000; and Paris Photo with the Galerie 1900*2000 and the Galerie Françoise Paviot. Art Chicago and Art Cologne with Von Lintel Gallery. Art Paris with Galerie Sollertis.

His work is represented by Galerie 1900*2000 (Paris, France) and Galerie Numaga (Colombier, Switzerland).

Selected Publications:
- Press: L'Oeil, Étapes (couverture), AD, Leica Fotografy International, PhotoTechnic, Harper's Bazar, Artes, Arts&Antiques, AroundPhotography, Curator, The British Journal of Photography.
- Books: Un monde non-objectif en photographie (vols. 1 and 2), Galerie Thessa Herold, 2003 and 2006; Why It Does Not Have To Be In Focus, Thames & Hudson, 2013.

Selected Collections:
Daimler Art Foundation, Swedish Council for the Arts, Skåne Regional Council (Sweden), University of Colorado Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Sabadell (Barcelona), Institut Français de Barcelone.

Bertin's colorful abstractions are the result of shooting hand-made paper collages and a focus that has been blurred so as to erase the surface and materiality of the thing photographed. As New York critic Vince Aletti wrote in The Village Voice: "There is something both retro and futuristic about them, as if fallen from the wall of a science fiction comedy set of the '60s" .

The latest works by Gaston Bertin are photos-sculptures, assemblages of images that try to connect with each other but whose appearance remains staggered ... attempts of voluntary failures.

Along his "Photo Sculptures", Gaston Bertin's creates installations composed of over 100 photographic prints filling the walls of the galleries from floor to ceiling.

Interview with Gaston Bertin from Candyland Podcasts on Vimeo.

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