Born in Nice in 1994, Pierre-Emmanuel ROME started working on his art at a very young age. As a child, he participated in numerous artistic workshops with great interest, visits to museums and art exhibitions filled his childhood and adolescence.
The year of his baccalaureate in the applied arts section, the theme he chose to work on was that of proliferation in Art. He developed a graphic process using 3 parallel lines to create a movement of mass and accumulation within his first paintings.
This period served as the foundation of his universe. Known now professionally under the name of BARNABE.
In 2013, inspired by popular culture and various references acquired throughout his childhood, he gave life to his character. Street art was the first step in the development of BARNABE by invading the urban environment of Nice with his ghost. After moving to Paris in 2015, he began a period of “propaganda” in the form of poster collage in the French capital.
And very quickly, BARNABE found himself on the walls of various large cities in France or abroad … It is in 2020 that he realized his first commissioned wall in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Two years later in 2022, BARNABE started again the exercise on a 16 meter wall in Dubai. Freely inspired by our time, Barnabe proposes a universe that reflects society.