Born in 1972, Antoine Correia is a self-taught painter. From "Vanities" to the landscapes, his paintings establish a testimony on the Man. While taking place in the big pictorial tradition, he does not hesitate to knock down the criteria of the beauty to transform racked bodies, deformed heads or charred landscapes in aesthetic motives. He invites us to discover our humanity without any superficiality. So, the faces which he paints seem to go out of the picture thanks to a material which appears outside the painting and impose their wounds on our glance.

«Far from being only a purely ornamental object, the painting remains a means of expression. Mine is only a reflection of the world, an echo of the double nature of the Man, torn between the evil and the good. I am only expressing what takes place in him. For me, painting can be also a way to pray. "

Since 1994, Antoine Correia exhibits his works in several galleries, in France (gallery Marie Vitoux), in Belgium and in Germany. He participated in exhibitions in museums in Poland, in Croatia, in Venezuela, in Taiwan, in Japan. He is now represented in Paris by the gallery Schwab Beaubourg.

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