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Study II - Oil & Honey Series
600 x 420 mm
Digital Print in Tecco Baryta 270gsm
Limited Edition of 10
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Bernard Brand was born in 1985 in Odendaalsrus, South Africa. He currently lives and works in Pretoria, South Africa. Bernard is a freelance photographer working predominantly in the field of conceptual and experimental portraiture. He considers himself a hermit, and has made use of his creative research to connect and engage with the world.
His lists of past clients include Universal Music, Sony Music, Walmart and FCB Joburg. In 2014 he had the pleasure of traveling to the United States of America to intern for the photographer, Zack Arias, and then again in 2017 and 2018 to Switzerland, where he documented Steinway Pianist, Charl du Plessis, at the Musikdorf Festival Ernen. In 2019 he attended a Residency with Juanita Kotzé at The Rare Library in Franschoek, South Africa.
Bernard has participated in a several local group exhibitions including the Sasol New Signatures in 2015, ABSA L’Atelier in 2017 and the Sasol New Signatures in 2018 (Finalist).
1985 . South Africa
The Artist's Oil & Honey Series was created during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Oil & Honey continues the artist's reflection on the concept of identity, gender, and body politics by utilising the juxtaposition of a classical pose, the traditional gaze, and symbolically charged organic materials thus, creating a dynamic narrative in this self portrait series.