Bernard PRILLIEUX's paintings do not dictate to the viewer how to experience the topic, rather the artist simply asserts that this item actually exists and that it is worth observing it.
That is how he draws attention to the banality of everyday life.
As a matter of fact, the realism of his paintings makes us wonder what reality is and about our understanding of the real and its representation.
Beyond a peaceful outward appearance, his paintings thus evince an objective criticism, a challenge to reality that becomes a spitting image of the original as if the image supplants the real.

Bernard PRILLIEUX aligns himself with Hyperrealism, this representation of a flawless world, glittering or dazzling, more real than the real world, if nonetheless that makes sense.

Hyperrealism is a questioning about the nature of representation that would have us believe in the three-dimensional existence of a material reality, itself represented in two dimensions.

A painting is not a picture, it requires/call for efforts.
Painting slowly and patiently, some paintings sometimes require several months, while some media can instantly and easily achieve the same result, affirms the value of human effort and restores meaning to the work.

All this gives its full value to the work of Bernard PRILLIEUX, who by questioning the representation, pushing it to the extreme, wonders about our society, its icons, its models and leads us to two-tiered thinking.

Artists are questioners.
Painting is not just a gesture, it is a questioning about what painting really is, what art really is, and especially what the world is about.
Artists are moralists who do not lecture us.
They are right without being overly concerned with reason.