Each month, join MoAD staff members as we visit some of our favorite artists in their studios to see what they’re currently working on and how their work has changed over the past two years. This is a rare opportunity to hear from artists directly from their studios. We follow all talks with an audience Q&A.
Raphaël Barontini (born in France in 1984, and currently lives and works in Saint-Denis, France) has developed a singular and bold pictorial work, moving from a classical practice on canvas to large-scale textile and volume pieces that can be performative.
He questions the portrait and the symbolism of representations in an aesthetic of collage that combines photography, silk-screen prints and digital prints. His works take the form of flags, banners, hangings, tapestries or even ceremonial costumes such as capes.His large scenographies and performances allow us to apprehend the different faces of his production.
Barontini's work has been exhibited in institutions around the world, including the SCAD Museum of Art (Savannah, USA), MAC VAL (Vitry-sur-Seine, France), MO.CO (Montpellier, France), Museum of the African Diaspora (San Francisco, USA), New Art Exchange Museum (Nottingham, USA).
He has also participated in the international biennials of Bamako, Mali, Casablanca, Morocco, Lima, Peru, and Thessaloniki, Greece.
In 2020, he was chosen by LVMH Métiers d'Art to complete a residency in Singapore.