Bernard Dumaine(born August 20, 1953 in Angoulême, France) is a French artist best known for his work in photorealism and surrealism styles and for his background designs for television cartoons. He works in a variety of media, including oil paints, acrylic paints, graphite pencil, digital painting, digital collage, and video.
Life and work
He graduated in sculpture with a mention for drawing in 1977 in Angers ( Maine et Loire, France ). Many single and group exhibitions followed, both locally and internationally. His early work included drawings in the style of photorealist and surrealist oil paintings. He is currently working mostly in digital media, oil paints, and pencil. He is also doing Exquisite corpse worksin collaboration with many artists internationally, and these collaborative works have recently been exhibited in galleries across France.
He has a DeviantArt page which also contains a link to this Wikipedia page.
"Painting with pixels" - Cork Gallery, New York City, USA (2004)
"32 bit Connection" - Museumsquartier (MQ), Vienna - Austria (2004)
International Surrealist Show 2006 - Spencer, Iowa
"Chimeria" - Sedan, France 2009
Energy Art Salon 2010 - Chicago, USA
Museu Brasileiro da Escultura - São Paulo, Brazil "Toyart" (2011)
Collettiva Surrealista "Linguaggi d'Arte" (2011) - Floridia, Italy
"Imagining science" - University of Reading (UK) (2013) - Exquisite corpses with Sally Hunter and Immy Smith
"Symbols and archetypes" - Dedalus Studi, Teramo, Italy (2013)
"Luci e Ombre, Tribute to H.R. Giger" Teramo, Italy (2015)
"Book Launch and Psychedelic Art Gallery" The Bently Reserve, San Francisco, CA (2015)
"The resurrection of the Exquisite Corpse" Artworks, Richmond, VA, United States (2015)
"Metamorphosis", Ripattoni in Arte, Palazzo Saliceti, Teramo, Italy (2016)
"Grand Opening", Phaneros Gallery, Nevada City, CA, USA (2017)
" Phaneros Family Campout ", Nevada City, CA, USA (2017)