Bernard Pras is a contemporary artist from France who takes found objects and what most people consider junk and transforms them into wonderful portrait installations and assemblages. Bernard Pras was born in 1952.
Below some more works by the artist. Its incredible how it seems to be a pile of junk and then all of the sudden a face appears if you stand at just the right angle:
Pras attended the School of Fine Arts located in Toulouse.
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The artist uses anything and everything for his art. Some items include pill bottles, buttons, boxes, bags, dolls, and even musical instruments.
In this clip a behind the scenes look as Bernard Pras creates one of his signature portrait installations!:
The art of Bernard Pras shows how interesting creating art from found items can be. My favorite work in the gallery is the image of Van Gogh followed by the classic work the Scream. The work of Pras reminds me of the Italian painter who made portraits using food, Giuseppe Arcimboldo.