González Prize 2012/2013 – Bernar Venet
Bernar Venet - 2012/2013
Bernar Venet is a French artist, born in 1941 in Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban. As a young adult, he travels to the United States, where he frequents prominent American artists. Known as a skilled draftsman, he also forges a reputation for his monumental steel sculptures.
The installation of his gigantic, indeterminate lines on the parvis of the IVAM are like a forest of steel, offering diverse perspectives to the public.
As an art collector and aficionado, Venet is familiar with and appreciates the work of Julio González.