Romain Bernini "Despite Walls and Landscapes"

Priska C. Juschka Fine Art

poster for Romain Bernini "Despite Walls and Landscapes"

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Priska C. Juschka presents Romain Bernini’s first solo exhibition in the United States. His beautifully haunting paintings reflect a state of entropy, Robert Smithson’s idea of the ruins — a dystopian sociological landscape born of the debris of post modern societies, disillusioned with the merits of industrialism and the idea of a utopian state. His paintings encompass a range of ambiguities, drawing their audience into a foreboding landscape, simultaneously hovering between the familiar and the unknown, the intentional and accidental, between action and paralysis. The viewer finds oneself at times alone in a post-apocalyptic environment or with other individuals, migrants and immigrants aimlessly or aggressively overcoming the artificial boundaries of contemporary civilizations.

Philosophically, Bernini questions the idealized l’idée de l’ état (the idea of the state) creating a bow from Plato to Hegel and Heidegger, the absurdity of a constructed reality with demarcations, unnatural to the human existence. By nature originally nomadic, civilizations have struggled to keep their populations within a certain territory, preventing them from a physical or cultural exodus or averting other populations from penetrating their cultural or economical domain.



from May 20, 2010 to July 03, 2010

Opening Reception on 2010-05-20 from 18:00 to 21:00


Romain Bernini

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