Collage is a selection of photomontages and collages of the commercial work of John Bernhard. The book examines John Bernhard intuitive approach to his graphic design where the influence of his fine art work is apparent.
He creates pictures that combine photography, painting, illustration and graphics in a seamless photographic whole. By blurring the distinctions between photography and paintings he challenges the primacy of camera-generated images.
A native of Switzerland, John Bernhard traveled North America extensively before settling in Houston, Texas. For more three decades he has chosen the medium of photography to explore the everyday world from new perspectives, breaking away into different pathways of artistic expression. He continues to devote all his energy taking photographs and bringing them together to enhance their meaning with visual interplay. His work has been published in numerous books and magazines and he has had many collective and one person exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Europe. Bernhard resides in Houston where he has designed and built his studio and an art gallery.
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