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ROMAIN BERGER is a 35-year-old French photographic artist from Normandy.

Inspired by the work of photographer David LaChapelle and the colorful aesthetics of filmmaker Gregg Araki, his work, gently provocative and cinematic, stands out for its excessive use of color.

Born from the influence of Parisian nightclubs frequented in his youth, this color is an essential component of his artistic expression. Despite the gravity of some subjects he addresses, it also serves to soften the violence of the discourse.

Romain does not seek raw reality but prefers to fantasize scenes of life with a personal aesthetic, thus embellishing his vision of the world. His paintings, openly imbued with homoeroticism, present a bold challenge to the patriarchal order, long characterized by the conception of women as sexual objects and men as virile figures.

His artistic approach oscillates between lighthearted and more serious subjects, guided by his desires of the moment. Romain creates without constraints, capturing images close to those in a film while defying conventional expectations. What he loves is telling stories and magnifying his models by staging them in settings he creates himself. Playing with clichés and superficiality is a source of pleasure in his creation.

In 2022, his first photo book, "Life's a Cabaret," was published by Men On Paper Art, covering three years of his career. He was also featured in the German book "Sex Utopia" alongside renowned artists (Pierre and Gilles / Bruce La Bruce). Although his work is regularly exhibited and published abroad, he faces some reluctance from French galleries due to its unconventional nature.

Portrait Romain Berger photographer

Committed to his own fight for a better world, Romain Berger continues to shape his unique artistic vision, seeking to amaze spectators while deploying his commitment to criticism of our current society.

Andy Warhol aspired to exhibit his entire life at MOMA, but was denied the opportunity. Two years after his death, the museum organized a retrospective on the artist's career. Rejected in the 80s, he finally found recognition posthumously. Art criticism can be very versatile.

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