Chrom.art proudly presents ‘Occhi E Fiori’ exhibition by artists Ernesto Romano and Ireneo Frizzarin. Prepare your retina for an explosion of textures and colours at chrom.gallery,
Dalston, from 28 May to 8 June 2021.
In his ‘Letter to Artists’ (1999) Saint John Paul II said that every genuine artistic intuition goes beyond what the senses perceive and, reaching beneath reality's surface, strives to interpret
its hidden mystery. The intuition itself springs from the depths of the human soul, where the desire to give meaning to one's own life is joined by the fleeting vision of beauty and of the
mysterious unity of things. All artists experience the unbridgeable gap which lies between the work of their hands and the dazzling perfection of the beauty glimpsed in the ardour of the creative
moment: what they manage to express in their painting, their sculpting, their creating is no more than a glimmer of the splendour which flared for a moment before the eyes of their spirit.
These thoughts of the saint may well encapsulate the feelings and emotion behind the whimsical and poetic artworks presented in ‘Occhi E Fiori’, and also the spirit of their creators.
Italian duo Romano (Venetia) / Frizzarin (Padua) have been friends for some time now but have never combined creative forces before. In this show, Ireneo Frizzarin showcases his 3D teluric
flowers confronted with Ernesto Romano's intriguing eyes, finished in resin combining beautiful photographic irises with juxtaposed images of flowers.
Memories of facts, people and events have a strong influence in Frizzarin’s work, which attempts to capture moments in his life. Looking critically at the intrinsic value of life, actions, words
and objects is an essential feature of his creations. Romano's work is an exploration of the human body. His visions relate to an oneiric state and the unconscious, reminding us of the power of
the human mind and the existence of the soul.
Romano was one of the few selected for the “Queen Themed” exhibition, a collection of contemporary depictions of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for her 90th birthday in 2016, alongside artists
such as Gavin Turk, Mr. Brainwash, Goldie, M.B.E., and Nasser Azam. Outside the UK, Romano has also exhibited in New York, Spain, Italy and Saudi Arabia.
With solo exhibitions in London, New York, Spain and his native Italy, Frizzarin’s work can be found in private collections worldwide.
On show, a handpicked selection of exquisite 2D and 3D wall sculptures and digital works that celebrate beauty for the sake of beauty, in the eyes of the beholder.