After a degree in Architecture, Corentin “SPEAR” Binard (1988) traveled around the world and realized numerous murals in more than 20 countries. His murals can be found in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe. His travels allowed him to be aware of different social realities, opened his eyes on the human condition around the world and made him questions our lifestyle and values. His work is his way to share his thoughts and interrogations on today's society. Always steeped in a social message, spear's paintings put mankind back as emotional beings in the center of a society which has a tendency to loose human values.
Spear is fascinated by old masters, their techniques and the incredible power of narration in their paintings. But he is also very inspired by contemporaneous artists. His work is a transition from an academic formation into a contemporary representation, passing from a controlled realism to a more spontaneous and deconstructed painting.
Engaged and convinced that we all can do something to change the world in which we live; Spear launched the “Painted For Them” project in 2012. The aim of this charitable project is to help people in need and break the prejudices. Based on three axes: human exchange, artistic creation and the Intention of changing the mentalities, this project represents a signicative part of his production. His last fully charitable show “Invisibles” presented the stories of twenty homeless met in the streets.