Emmanuel was born in 1986 in Toulouse, France into a family focussed on theater and authors. His mother is an impresario, his father works as dramaturge and dramatist. He is familiar with literature and theater since his early childhood, however, he was desirous of being a painter only and to express himself by paintings. He starts drawing early and pays attention to Goya, Bacon and Munch already as a teenager. Immediately after his High School Graduation he studies painting at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, later on at the University of Arts in Berlin. The reference to literature, the influence of a family focussed on theater and dramatics are felt within his paintings. Poems, text fragments and entire literary works often serve as a basis for the generating of his pictorial worlds. Since 2009, Emmanuel Bornstein lives and works in Berlin. His paintings were shown lately in various solo and group exhibitions in Brussels, Chicago, Paris and Berlin.
Text: Dr. Marc Wellmann, Director Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin.