Raphael-Bachir Osman – 2023

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394 Mc Guinness Boulevard
Brooklyn, 11222

Artist Statement

At all costs, never lock yourself into a style. Always subordinate the painting to the subject. To make every detail an obsession. Finally, to avoid boredom. ere are the watchwords that guide Raphaël-Bachir Osman’s pictural work. His series on the theme of delicacies honours pastries: éclair with velvety icing, generous chocolate biscotti on a gingham tablecloth, embossed mille-feuille toppings worked in series with a piping bag, etc. Since the subject indicates its technical treatments, the oil paint must be smeared on the canvas as one spreads chocolate on the toast. rough a claimed brazeness, his at works absorb the codes of restoration and the iconography of the still life to better detach themselves from them. e artist strives to nestle nesse in excess. e extreme slowness of the work is put to the service of hyper-objectivity of the representation which laughs at the art world whose absurdities it insidiously reveals. (Text by Fanny Trussard, 2022) B. 1992, and graduated from the HEAR (Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin) with honours in 2017, Raphaël- Bachir Osman was co-director of Erratum galerie, in Berlin from 2017 to 2021. His work has been shown extensively throughout Europe, including exhibitions at the Kunstraum Riehen in Basel, Switzerland. In 2020, he was nominated for the Revelations Emerige Price (Paris) and he has been granted with the research and creation program Création En Cours – Ateliers Médicis. Recently, he was in residency at Le Port des Créateurs (Toulon, France), and is participating in the Biennale of Artpress magazine (monographic exhibition at Museum Fabre, and a group exhibition at M.O.C.O Montpellier, France)


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