Joachim Romain is a talented artist from Normandie, bringing a raw feel to his art which fits it well with the urban environment where you will see a lot of his work, although his work fits in well within the urban environment, his talent is something that stands out with different materials that he uses and layered up to make it eye catching. He also brings emotions to his art, working with portraits but still with that urban, raw feel. His work is something people want to see and it still something people should take the time to understand it.
So checkout what he has to say about his work, how he first got into art and what we can expect in the future.
Where are you from?
I was born in Normandie. Today I work in Saint-Denis near Paris.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself and what you do?
I invest the concepts of temporality, wear and tear, the urban environment, and mass consumption. My favourite medium is the advertising poster. Very sensitive to environmental issues, I participated in the Cop21 in 2015. I realize pieces from recovered materials, transformed then sublimated, like the notion of recycling.
How would you describe your work?
My work is declined in different series where it questions and varies supports and techniques. “Afﬁchage Libre” series, the street posters, which accumulate thickly on the walls of the capitals, symbol of an unlimited production. It is from this material that I conceive of urban sculptures by which I question the temporality of the poster, the return to the vegetable. My cycle of creation is a virtuous loop that ﬁts into space and everyday.
Series “Hommes Lacérés”, “The portrait emblematic subject of the photographic exercise and my attraction for the stereotypes of the street merge and it emerges from the portraits of man, artistic icons, political and advertising. Time and the street have been right with their plastic, they are only men lacerated. “Currently, I work with portraits of anonymous seeking the universality of emotions.
How did you first get into art?
My ﬁrst creations were in photography, I was 16 years old. At that time I worked mostly still lifes. Now works that have a real sense began with photographs of urban typography in 1999. At that time what I was looking for was of course letters but they had to be worn out and if possible with rust.
What would you like people to take away from your work?
Let people take ownership of my work naturally and play it.
Where do you get your inspiration from when creating your art?
The street, the nature, the time that passes. Everything is around us just look at the right place.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
Maybe when the gallery Lebenson in Paris take me has one of their artist. I was pride. Also my ﬁrst residency in Istanbul with the Mixer Gallery. Now being part of collectif like FrancColleur is also for me nice to be in.
What can we expect from you in the future?
Increasingly large and striking pieces. A show in usa will be lovely 🙂
Where can people ﬁnd you and your work?
You can find me anytime anywhere :)))
First in January for my solo show @Art&Craft Galerie in Paris
Solo Show : January 19 to February 19 2018.
Seriously I work with different Gallery like :
Gallery SBK – Lyon – France
Gallery Urbaine – Uzes – France
Gallery Francois Noel – Liege – Belgium
Gallery Art & Craft – Paris – France
Gallery Lebenson – Paris – France
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