Christophe BONACORSI  painter

Christophe Bonacorsi lives and works in Paris. Since 1995, his painting obeys a strict rule, the exclusive use of the color black. His impressive studio in Montreuil  is full of his black production. Only working one pigment, this unique and captivating deep black matt, he asks, infinitely, the meaning, the weight, the soul and the end of us through bodies, faces, dogs lost or found in his black universe matt and radical. He thus attempts to express the inexpressible, the ineffable, which is impossible to represent. It goes beyond the painted image to go to the paint itself. His works are huge black shades that invite us to dive to the deep of the texture.

""The work of Christophe Bonacorsi is unique in the obsessive consistency of its approach and the unapologetic violence of his representations. There is no attempt to soften the blow. Pursued in isolation, this process is guided by its rigor, its fierce rejection of any concession to taste or civility. Completely autobiographical “

Philippe Dagen
Art historian, Art critic in Le Monde

" Christophe Bonacorsi's night portraits show the image of a being doomed to his own dissolution and who, dreading this disappearance, is looking at me, who will also die. His paintings intend, with some sort of grandiloquence, to hide their fatal meaning, to distance themselves from the implicit drama that initiated the rhetoric and to show their eternal presence in the congruence of the Word and its Incarnation. These portraits recede into mysterious folds to tell a story of ambiguity : It is intimacy with no way out, tragedy without a moral, orgasm with no release, vanity with no redemption. These howling portraits, in their hopeless face off with this supreme master of pleasure that is death, impact on us with their dark clarity the thrill of crossing boundaries."

Jean-Michel Ribettes
psychoalyste, Art historian in C.Bonacorsi, La Jouissance et l’Effroi.

"The work of Bonacorsi has a deep inner truth, and, without apparent seduction, contains a great beauty."
Nelly Gabriel

Art critic in Under the Eye of the painter, Lyon Figaro.