Muraire portrays modern day women (and men), particularly
within their intimacy.
to media’s current codes, he uses representation of beauty
and youth to question self-awareness, appearance and society’s
Muraire’s subjects often express vulnerability mixed with
strength and power, which manifests something of our very
contemporary age. He expresses intimacy bayond its appearance:
gazes are sharp and flesh is sometimes marked, as scars
being part of identity.
theatricality of appearance brings closer to the subjects:
spectator becomes voyeur, and privacy leads to a public
scene. Closeness then merges with guilt of intrusion.
portraits can too be regarded as
witnesses of external mutation and the intimate reaction
to this change. The consciousness of transience adds a very
specific intensity to Renaud Muraire’s work.
embezzling stereotypes Renaud Muraire places woman above
human, allegory for her representation in today’s society.
in Nice, France, he lives and works in Paris.