Born in 1989, Enzo Certa graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2019 (Tim Eitel painting studio). His work are part of the Colart collection and the Agnès b. contemporary art collection. Enzo Certa’s paintings are odes to the painting of History of the Baroque period where humour, theatricalness, irreverence and splendour blend. Usually of large dimensions, they are filled with details and invite to contemplation.
Cassandre Rain was born in 1993. She graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Caen in 2019. She mostly draws and paints on paper, focusing on color, technical virtuosity, and on the evocative dimension of the figurative, more than the narrative.
For the fourth year in a row, St. Eustache Church, under the initiative of Françoise Paviot, in charge of contemporary art at the parish, and in partnership with Rubis Mécénat and the Beaux-Arts de Paris, renewed the call for projects for the realization of a work on the theme of Nativity for students of the Beaux-Arts de Paris.
For this edition, artist Enzo Certa, a painter who just graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris, was chosen by the jury. He submitted an installation on the theme on Nativity created in collaboration with artist Cassandre Rain. This artwork is a complex piece which revisits the traditional codes of the Nativity scenes with a contemporary writing. As painters and illustrators, the two artists have opted to express and present both the sacred dimension and the happy, festive aspect of this birth, reconnecting with this theme omnipresent in art history. The scene, painted on wooden cut panels, interacts with the architecture and paintings of the Church thanks to its exuberant colours and the position of volumes in space.