From the smooth to the rough

From the smooth to the rough
from separation to integration

In order to consciously distinguish his work from the smooth true-to-life traditions of fine art painting, Bernard Embacher avoids the use of the paintbrush, instead using a technique he himself developed which emphasises his unique method and style of painting.

The tonal value of colours, the tints and shades, the paint itself, play a key part in creating the plasticity of the works.

He applies paint in thick layers and works on it with the spatula and with crumpled, folded or rolled up sheets of paper. Low and high contours create a remarkable sense of space and depth, and onto the smooth surfaces of the oil paint he adds traces of pure pigment, which are blown on, along with charcoal, powdered glass and chalk.

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