Sculptor Bernard Corman, aka Bernardo’s automotive sculptures and pop-surreal works of art have been collected by such celebrities as Elton John, Stephen King, and members of the pop-rock band Blondie.
Bernard Corman makes unusual and imaginative automotive sculptures, using the classic cars of the ‘50s as the inspiration for works which marry the mechanical to the organic, and often the bombastic to the comical.
Sculptor Bernard Corman, aka Bernardo began sculpting miniature custom hot rods out of clay during his adolescence and has been sculpting and casting pieces that reflect his special take on things ever since. After attending the Art Institute of Chicago, Corman learned the lost wax process (in which a bronze is cast from an artist’s sculpture) and moved east, where he took a staff position at the Johnson Atelier in New Jersey. There he honed many of his technical skills while exploring the ideas which fuse his fondness for the surreal with his love of the American car styling from the fifties.
Over the years, Corman has built a major body of work. His automotive sculptures and pop-surreal works of art are in many private collections including such celebrities as Elton John, Stephen King and members of the pop-rock band Blondie. Corman currently resides in New Jersey where he sculpts full-time.
These are a few of Bernardo Corman’s pieces -please click the thumbnail for a larger view.