About The Work
Bernini has been apt to create a lush and enigmatic life-size forest on canvas with plain and saturated colours. The hallucinatory landscape of Grans Bwa immerses the viewer in an imaginary forest – which is like a pair of special goggles that Romain creates for us to escape the very established rules of our contemporary societies.
Born in Paris in 1979, Romain Bernini graduated with a Master’s degree from the Sorbonne in 2004 where he now teaches. He currently lives and works in Paris.
Dedicating himself mostly to oil paintings, Bernini ha developed for years a pictorial work questioning society, space, figuration, mythology and popular culture. In his recent paintings, he has been apt to create a lush and enigmatic life-size forest on canvas with plain and saturated colours. These forests are a starting point for further depictions of exotic animals and vibrant aborigine people.
Bernini’s work was exhibited extensively including at the Museum of Chambery, the Abbaye St André - the contemporary centre of art, the Wooyang Museum of Contemporary Art Korea and West Bund Art and Design Shanghai.
HdM GALLERY is a contemporary art gallery with a special focus on Chinese art. Founded in Beijing by Hadrien de Montferrand in 2009, it opened a second space in Hangzhou in 2013. A third space opened in London in July 2018.
Since its inception, the gallery has represented and nurtured the career of numerous Chinese artists such as Lu Chao, Zhu Rixin, Wang Yi, Peng Jian and Li Jingxiong. Since the opening of its London space, it has attempted to broaden the audience of additional Chinese artists with little or no representations abroad such as Yang Yongliang, Ye Linghan and Qian Jiahua. Besides, the gallery has successfully formed partnerships with galleries abroad with the same aim in mind. Thus He An is represented by Galerie Daniel Templon in Paris and Lu Chao is represented by Galerie Nathalie Obadia in Brussels and Paris.