Romain Brunet

French artist Romain Brunet scrutinizes our body tissue in all its intimate imperfections.

Text Eline Verstegen
Photography Romain Brunet

Originally educated as a graphic designer, Romain Brunet experimented with a wide variety of photographic techniques before ending up at smartphone photography. Brunet works with the blurrying, pixelating effect of the smartphone camera to create his often haunting portrayals.

Inspired by the banal and everyday, Brunet is especially interested in the images of the body, in its range of connotations. Almost like a surgeon, he dissects and examines the material that on the most basal level constitutes a person. This human fabric is mostly shown in close-up, or heavily cropped, hence emphasizing its slightest detail and most subtle feelings. Brunet succeeds in rendering visible aesthetics of the true; in a direct and raw manner, the portrayed person’s particularity is exposed.

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