Swann Ronné was born in Caen in 1995. Today, he lives and works in Paris.
Initially a student at the Ecole Supérieure d'Arts et Médias de Caen, he obtained his undergraduate degree there in 2017. He then entered the P2F workshop at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, where he graduated in summer 2021.
"I like to mix genres, circulate between practices, make worlds communicate, extract a sign from the spontaneous.” - Swann Ronné
Swann Ronné's practice consists in mixing heterogeneous elements: colored shapes, lines and figures, are all the traces that give Swann a foundation to compose a painting without a subject per se. Above all concerned with resolving formal questions: organization of the surface, appearance and disappearance of form, Swann takes from the heart of the insipid and finds matter in any accidental form. He composes his paintings by elimination and keeps only the essential: the result is a portrait of emptiness, of something that no longer exists, and the feeling that remains from it.
Swann Ronné questions the emergence of form. He observes and is inspired the marks left by those who wander around him. The artist likes to play with chance, which allowing him to appeal to the imagination and the unconscious of the viewer. Swann Ronné depicts a universe between order and chaos, from which innumerable plastic signs emerge and sink.
In his work, he experiments and questions the essence of painting: what is the relationship between form and substance? Are spontaneity and precision opposed? What tension exists between all-over and composition? The result of this reflection is made up of conflicting spaces, often fragmented; almost "decompositions". His search for balance between the abstract and the figurative allows him to question his perceptions of reality, imagination and beauty.