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Romain Bernini | Tristes Tropiques

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Sat 05 Dec 16:00 - 17:00

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Romain Bernini’s work is influenced by a variety of sources: cargo cult, animism, voodoo symbolism etc. The current exhibition features three types of works. In the first, exotic birds are set against an entirely abstract background. This lends the birds a mythical aspect. Coming from the void, they appear statuesque and preternatural.

The second group of works features jungles. Lacking any kind of animals, these jungles gradually recess into a colored plane of color. Composed with elements from the artist’s everyday environment: plants in waiting rooms, trees from a nearby park and local florists, the sheer stillness and imposing appearance of the plants, as well as the impossibility to identify them geographically suggests a supernatural character.

Finally, the third group of paintings includes men, women and children in everyday clothes set into colorful forests. Perhaps the most representative of Bernini’s works, they seem to symbolize the melancholia of modern men in their contemporary environment.

Born in Protected content , Romain Bernini is a graduate from the Sorbonne University. His work has been shown in many solo shows especially in Paris and New York.