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Johnny Romeo "PERFECT DAY" - Archival Print, Limited Edition of 12 - 17 x 17"


PERFECT DAY • Autographed archival pigment print • Printed on Moab Entrada Rag Bright 290 GSM archival paper • 17 x 17 inches 

Hand-signed and numbered by artist Johnny Romeo in a limited edition of 12

House of Roulx blind embossed stamping • Authentic Edition rubber stamp on verso • Letter of Authenticity


JOHNNY ROMEO


Johnny Romeo is an Australian contemporary pop artist. His works infuse the aesthetics of print-based Warholian Pop with a street-art speed and grit, all executed through some strange on-canvas alchemy in acrylic and oil. The works heavily reference recent and current popular culture, unabashedly harvesting politicians, celebrities, pinups, and comic book heroes and villains, as protagonists. Rendered in muted pop hues, like high vibrancy paint applied thinly over stubborn grey concrete, these recognisable personalities often juxtapose witty stenciled wordplay, some letters scratched out to create unlikely double and triple entendres out of previously stale slogans and rehashed platitudes. Through that graphic style Romeo equally engages in, and simultaneously critiques consumer culture and branding in relation to the construction of personal identity. The artist exposes the childishness of our apparent ideals and elucidates what western culture has found to replace its heroes.


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