Ernesto Romano

Artist Statement

Ernesto Romano is an Italian artist living and working in London 



His practice involves the use of medical records like X-rays or MRIs of his body which he uses to make his art. “I am progressively dissecting myself” he says with a smile. 

The use of X-rays is a simple way to explore the very essence of being human, deprived of any feature or embellishment that may come with society or status. We are all equal in the end regardless of the jewels we wear. Jewels and embellishments are often present in his work, together with bold colours. He embellishes his works often with glitter, gold leaf or diamond dust. The love for colours is the love for life and for being alive and being human. His work is often bold, ironic, frivolous,  but he deeply reflects on bigger questions: where do we come from? Why are we here? Where do we go?


 


He is currently working on his first sculpture: his own brain. 


This project has been possible through the help of UCL. An MRI of his brain has been converted into a 3D file with the software Freesurfer. This file was then 3D printed and a mould created to replicate his brain. 


 


Other work in progress involves the use of Swarovski crystals to embellish his prints.


 


The Affordable Art Fair Spring

Artwork

Exhibitions

Exhibition Title City Date
The Affordable Art Fair London 05/10/2018 to 05/13/2018
The Affordable Art Fair London 05/10/2018 to 05/13/2018
The Affordable Art Fair London 05/10/2018 to 05/13/2018
The Affordable Art Fair London 05/10/2018 to 05/13/2018
Stations of The Cross London 03/15/2018 to 03/23/2018
Stations of The Cross London 03/15/2018 to 03/23/2018
Stations of The Cross London 03/15/2018 to 03/23/2018
Stations of The Cross London 03/15/2018 to 03/23/2018
Stations of The Cross London 03/15/2018 to 03/23/2018
Stations of The Cross London 03/15/2018 to 03/23/2018
Stations of The Cross London 03/15/2018 to 03/23/2018
Talented Art Fair London 03/02/2018 to 03/04/2018
Talented Art Fair London 03/02/2018 to 03/04/2018
Talented Art Fair London 03/02/2018 to 03/04/2018
Talented Art Fair London 03/02/2018 to 03/04/2018
Talented Art Fair London 03/02/2018 to 03/04/2018
Talented Art Fair London 03/02/2018 to 03/04/2018
Talented Art Fair London 03/02/2018 to 03/04/2018
Shock London 02/25/2018 to 03/23/2018
Shock London 02/25/2018 to 03/23/2018
Shock London 02/25/2018 to 03/23/2018
Shock London 02/25/2018 to 03/23/2018
Shock London 02/25/2018 to 03/23/2018
Shock London 02/25/2018 to 03/23/2018
Shock London 02/25/2018 to 03/23/2018
Winter Exhibition London 12/12/2017 to 12/16/2017
Winter Exhibition London 12/12/2017 to 12/16/2017
Winter Exhibition London 12/12/2017 to 12/16/2017
Winter Exhibition London 12/12/2017 to 12/16/2017
Winter Exhibition London 12/12/2017 to 12/16/2017

Press

Article Title Publication Title Date
Artistic Impressions The World of Interiors Wed, 11/01/2017
Artistic Impressions The World of Interiors Sat, 09/30/2017
Art Impressions The World of Interiors Thu, 08/31/2017
Royal Portraits Given a Modern Makeover The Evening Standard Thu, 06/09/2016