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Bientôt un pouvoir


Bientôt un pouvoir



146 x 114 cm

The Bientôt un pouvoir canvas that is partof the Cargo Cult series (2008-2013)is an illustration of the thoughts of Romain Bernini on the cargo cult, theMelanesian religion that believes the objects (or “cargo”) brought by colonialsor missionaries to be gifts from the gods to white men. Papuans have createdmock radios, transmitters and even mock airstrips in an attempt to attractcargo aircraft. There is a great beauty and poetry but also somethingprofoundly tragic about this desire to appropriate symbols belonging to aforeign culture in order to benefit from the same wealth.

Born in 1979

Born in 1979 in Montreuil, France. 
Lives and works in Paris and Limousin, France. 

Steeped in Colour Field painting, tribal arts, and psychedelic syncretism, Romain Bernini’s paintings display strange universes mixing archaic and ultra-contemporary elements translating on the canvas into the aura of fugitive, rebellious, lonely, and rootless characters. Fantasy, the phantasmal, and the apocalyptic blend in with daily life through new age aesthetics rendering human beings, their inner world, and the society they wander in visible. In 2008, Romain Bernini, a graduate of the Sorbonne, was awarded the first prize Antoine Marin in painting and, in 2013, the Fondation Colas prize. His work is featured in important public collections such as the CNAP, the Frac Île-de-France, and the MAC VAL. A large tapestry of one of his works was weaved by the Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie of Aubusson.

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