Artist Romaric Bonne adds a narrative to every scene. From shadowy interiors to the remote wilderness, his paintings capture specific interactions between characters. Growing up near a small theatre in the French Alps, Bonne understands the hook of a compelling story as he traces individual relationships. In Eenarth - L'age Adulte, a man shines a movie camera into another man’s face as he pins him down against a narrow hallway. In Margaan, a naked woman struggles against her captors with her face masked in shadow. The story begins at the height of the climax, with the viewer walking in during the most disturbing part of the film.
The artist renders these intimate scenes with the upmost attention to detail. His uses somber tones and black empty space to hint at the private struggles of contemporary life. As his characters toil away in the shadows, their suffering seems to go unnoticed. Dim and full of dread, his paintings offer no respite from this cruel reality, just an honest look at the way people live their lives when no one’s looking.