Biography

Biography

D Saint Romain

French / Birth on November 12, 1956 / it seems that it curd that year !!

At 17 I wanted to enroll in an art school but the vagaries of life have distracted me. So I opted for a specialist school and practiced this trade for more than 15 years. Neighborhood animations, adventure playground for children, shelters for teenagers in difficulty.

And then on a call for contests I participated in the late 80s to an exhibition organized by the school of fine arts Metz and in the wake I signed up in Design section. I was already 32 years old. This is where it is forged my interest in contemporary art in general.

1988 my first drawings and pastels.

And then on a call for contests I participated in the late 80s to an exhibition organized by the school of fine arts Metz and in the wake I signed up in Design section. I was already 32 years old. This is where it is forged my interest in contemporary art in general.
During this period I took part in several painting and art furniture competitions, notably at the Montreal International Design Center in 1989.

Diploma in 1991 DNAP / DNSEP I then worked as a designer for 15 years in the field of collective catering (creation of professional kitchen utensils, waste collectors, dishes for local authorities, …) and shop furniture. There, I confronted the DAO and the PAO by creating products, flyers, catalogs and logos. But also to the management of the production of products (plastic injection, rotomolding, thermoforming, welding, tube and sheet forming), models, prototypes, and the organization and layout of stands for Trade shows, actually I started with a blank sheet and I was making a finished product ready to sell with its promotional documentation and its manufacturing and assembly line.

During those years I began to touch acrylic. My first paintings date from 1995 to 2004.

But the desire to manage my own business once again diverted me from creation. I bought a metallerie because I also needed to confront me with the matter. And the time of an artisan being what it is I no longer touched the painting. 
On the other hand I managed to give myself a few hours to create metal furniture (unique pieces that nowadays my place of life).

And to realize some sculptures …

It is also my vinyl collection period, which allowed me to rebalay all the musical culture of the years 40,45 to 80 / readings, bibliographies, discographies, an exciting period.
The material is essential (if I had not found my balance in painting I would have practiced sculpture) and it is also found in my paintings.At the end of a professional life in three stages during which I learned a lot (both human and creative) I can finally devote myself to my desires.
And since January 2016 I have started painting again.
I went back to the works of my favorite painters Antoni Tapies, Cy Twombly, Jean Dubuffet, Oscar Murillo, Anselm Kieffer, Jean Michel Basquiat, Christian Hetzel, and a few less known as Hannelore Baron, Bill Gingles, Jeannie Gooden, Linda Vachon, Walter Rast, Debra Corbett, Victor Vega, Bill Fisher, Barbara Kroll.

2016 was a year of revival with more allegorical works close enough in the end of what I was doing around the years 2000.

2017 is more centered on graphics and materials.