- Anke Nunheim
Bernhard Pras is a master of anamorphosis, the art of stacking objects on a piece of canvas or a photograph and creating a huge three dimensional sculpture. In his work french artist Pras reinterprets famous personalities like Edward Munch, Salvador Dali or Albert Einstein with his specifically chosen and found objects. He focuses on portraiture while experimenting with many different techniques. The impressive large-scale compositions add an extra dimension of complexity to the initial subject. In the end it requires a camera lens and a specific point of view to bring them together in a photograph, and to turn them into recognizable portraits full of irony and humour. Watch the Video to see the pieces come together.
All images © Bernhard Pras