Raphaël Barontini
Raphaël Barontini
Raphaël Barontini
Raphaël Barontini
Raphaël Barontini
Raphaël Barontini
Raphaël Barontini
Raphaël Barontini
Raphaël Barontini
Raphaël Barontini
Raphaël Barontini
Raphaël Barontini
Raphaël Barontini

BIO

STATEMENT
Raphaël Barontini, Saint-Denis (France), 1984
“I use paint as medium and this is inevitably connected from the begin to the History of Art. To use an antique Greek statue, a XVII century portrait or a Dogon ceremonial mask in my compositions allows me to question our relationship to the portrait, forms of representation and their symbolism. Personally, it seems interesting to me to bring them back, play with these figurative codes, to imagine new histories. It is important to me to be part of a historical continuum. And in this way question certain parts of our contemporary history. This lets me focus and situate myself in a broad open historical continuum. You could call my technique hybrid painting, feeding on popular traditions as well. I am constantly going to and fro from different worlds and epochs. New technologies equally play a key role in my work as a painter and the combination of techniques (painting, airbrush, print, textile printing...) permits me to questions all this visual patrimony in the contemporary field.”
 
 “Painting lets us move to other worlds, imaginary places where unexpected images mix together, where new histories are established. This fusion allows me to approach certain historical facts using real iconographies, which I then mix with my own imaginary, take on fundamental questions of our time and the society which surrounds us.”
 
 “I like to ‘parasite’ the image that comes from a classical medium such as painting and try to constantly reinvent it. Thus, I believe that I give it a hybrid focus when I paint. I associate heterogeneous elements and techniques and collage is the simplest tool for me, it is a real artistic “declaration”. A photographed image is for example introduced in different ways using printing, digital impression on fabric or the creation of animated gifs. My main resource when generating installations with my works is related to my desire to surpass classic painting codes. The making of banners, flags and various textile pieces, lets the spectator become part of other universes, other imaginaries and other popular traditions such as carnival, religious festivals or political marches.

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CV

Raphaël Barontini
Saint-Denis (suburb of Paris – France), 1984
Vive y trabaja en Saint-Denis / Lives and works in Saint-Denis / Viu i treballa a Saint-Denis

EXPOSICIONES INDIVIDUALES / SOLO SHOWS / EXPOSICIONS INDIVIDUALS:

2018
 ’Palais, Lys et Palmiers’ / Villa Saint-Cyr / Bourg-la-Reine, France ’Tapestry from an asteroid”‘ / The Pill® Gallery / Istanbul , Turkey
2017
‘Back to Ithaque’ / Alain Gutharc Gallery / Paris , France
‘Odyssey’ / C.A.C La Traverse / Alfortville, France
2016
‘La figure sans visage’with Laurent Marie Joubert / Le Cyclop / Milly la forêt, France
2015
‘Solar Drums’ / Alain Gutharc Gallery / Paris, France
2014
‘Parade’ / La Fabrique de la ville / Saint-Denis, France
2012
‘Sambodrome’ feat. Mike Ladd / Le 6B /Saint-Denis, France

EXPOSICIONES COLECTIVAS / GROUP SHOWS / EXPOSICIONS COL·LECTIVES:

2018
‘Soft Power’ / Transpalette Art Center / Bourges, France
‘Récits des bords de l’eau’ / International Biennale of Casablanca, Morocco
‘Africa state of mind’ / New Art Exchange Museum / Nottingham, England
‘Don’t forget it’ / Alain Gutharc Gallery / Paris, France
‘Afrotopia” / Afrikamuseum / Berg-en-Dal, Netherlands
2017
‘Afrotopia’ Panafrican Biennale of photography / Bamako, Mali
‘Window Shopping II’ / Le Coeur Gallery / Paris, France
‘The pros and cons of hitch-hiking’ / Biennale of Thessaloniki / Thessaloniki, Greece
‘Hard Sun’ Duo exhibition with Eva Nielsen / The Cabin / Los Angeles, USA
‘Surreal House’ / The Pill Gallery / Istanbul, Turkey
‘Tous des sang-mêlés’ / Mac Val / Vitry, France
‘Archipelle Di Rosa, en toute modestie’ / MIAM / Sète, France
‘Une Autre fin du monde est possible’ / Galerie Alain Gutharc / Paris, France
‘Printers Matters’ / Galerie éphémère / Paris, France
2016
‘Où poser la tête’ / ICAIO / Port Louis, Mauritius
‘The Quiet Violence of Dreams’ / Stevenson Gallery / Cape Town, South Africa
‘Musée Passager 2016’ / Région Ile de France, France
‘Compart – Art biennal of Lima’ / Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes / Lima, Perù
‘Only Lovers’ / Galerie Le Coeur / Paris, France
‘A city without a song’ / Averard Hotel / London, United Kingdom
2015
‘Art is Hope’ / Charity sale for AIDES via Links / Paris, France
’70 Art for Haïti / Charity auction sale for Secours Populaire Français / Paris, France
‘Furiosité’ / Frédéric Lacroix Gallery / Paris, France
‘La défense, changez de point de vue’ / CNIT / La Défense, France
‘60ème Salon de Montrouge’ / Le Beffroi / Montrouge, France
‘Outrage’ / G8 Cité des Arts / Paris, France
‘Picturae’ / Polaris Gallery / Paris, France
2014
‘Art is Hope’ Charity sale for AIDES via Links / PIASA auction house / Paris, France
‘L’habît de château’ / Château de Maisons Laffitte / Maisons Laffitte, France
‘Saxifraga Umbrosa II’ / Futur II La Générale en Manufacture / Sèvres, France
2013
‘Periféériques’ / Jacmel, Haïti
‘Sentimental Acte II’ / Revue Noire / Paris, France
‘Disposition’ / Maison des Arts de Malakoff / Malakoff, France
‘Art is Hope’ vente caritative pour AIDES via Links / Palais de Tokyo / Paris, France
‘Saxifraga Umbrosa’ / Espace Lhomond / Paris, France
‘Waterproof’ / Urgent Paradise Gallery / Lausanne, Switzerland
2012
‘Palissade’ / Le 6B, Saint-Denis, France
‘Ensemble séparement’ / Galerie G / Paris, France
‘Man Made’ / Dominique Fiat Gallery/ Paris, France
‘Postcards from the Edge’ / Cheim & Read Gallery / New-York, USA
2011
‘CARTE ‘/ Bertrand Grimont Gallery / Paris, France
‘Group Show’ / Bendana-PinelGallery / Rio Art Fair / Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
‘Duo exhibition’ with Eric Dizambourg / APACC / Montreuil, France
‘Commettre’ / Le 6B / Saint-Denis, France
‘Outre Forêt n°2’ / Le 6B / Saint-Denis, France
2010
‘Vivaces Mémoires d’Outre Tombe’ duo with Marie Weisensel / Crous-Beaux-Arts Gallery / Paris, France
2009
‘Still Painting’/ Mendes Wood Gallery / Belo Horizonte, Brasil

FORMACIÓN / EDUCATION / FORMACIÓ:

2009
Graduation / Diplôme National Supèrieure des Arts-plastiques (DNSAP), Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France.
2008
MFA Level/ Hunter College of Art / CUNY, New-York, USA.
2007
Graduation / Diplôme National des Arts-plastiques (DNAP), Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France.

BECAS, PREMIOS Y RESIDENCIAS / GRANTS, PRIZES & RESIDENCIES / BEQUES, PREMIS I RESIDÈNCIES:

2017
Residency Program ‘La Brea Artists Residency’ (The Cabin) / Los Angeles, USA
2016
Finalist SAM ART Projects Prize / Paris, France Production Grant for the ‘Musée Passager’ / Région Ile-de-France, France
2015
French Collectors Prize “Prix du Chassys” – finalist.
2013
Residency Program ‘Périféérique’ (Chantiers du Sud), Jacmel – Haïti
2008
Grant Collin Lefrancq, Exchange Program (France-USA). Grant EGIDE, Exchange Program (France-USA).

COLLECTIONS / COLECCIONES / COL·LECCIONS

– Collection of the MAC VAL Museum, Vitry-sur-seine, France
– Collection de la Fondation FIMINCO, Romainville, France - Collection d’art contemporain du Crédit Agricole S.A., Paris, France
– Collection du Festival de musique classique de Saint-Denis, Saint-Denis, France