Bernard Aubertin
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Bernard Aubertin was born in 1934 in Fontenay-aux-Roses, France.

In the 50s he was one of the founders and animators of the "Zero Group" in Düsseldorf in which participated, among others, Yves Klein, Piero Manzoni, Lucio Fontana, Enrico Castellani, Otto Piene, Günter Ueker. Its first red monochromes date back to this period.

His artistic activity took place initially in Paris and then from the 70s in Brest and for long periods between Brescia and Verona. Since 1990 he lives and works in Reutlingen in Germany with frequent stays in Brescia.

In addition to his "monochrome", he is known for the use of the combustion of different materials and objects, from books to musical instruments to model cars.

Above all, his notoriety is due both to the "dessin de feu" collages of matches, variously arranged in geometric shapes on a background cardboard and to which he is then set on fire obtaining a very suggestive result, and to his performances in which he burns pianos and real cars.  Aubertin dies in Reutlingen, Germany, on August 31, 2015