Exhibition | Johnny Romeo | 'Wasteland'

Mitchell Fine Art | 8-Sep-2016
Opening at Mitchell Fine Art on Friday September 23rd, "Wasteland', is the exhibition of new works from Australia's leading Pop artist, Johnny Romeo. #contemporaryart #australianart #art #gallery #popart #johnnyromeo #artist #paintings #ARThurstreet #mitchellfineartgallery #mitchellfine #mitchellfineart #oilpainting #whatsonbrisbane
Venue: Mitchell Fine Art
Address: 86 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Date: 21st September - 15th October
Time: 10am - 5pm
Ticket: FREE
Web: https://www.mitchellfineartgallery.com/exhibitions/upcoming/wastelands-johnny-romeo
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Risky Ruff, 120 x 120cm, Johnny Romeo
A raucous and rollicking journey through the wild frontiers of Pop culture this exhibition offers a fresh new spin on Romeo's signature brand of bombastic Neo-Expressionist Pop.

Blending elements of painting, sculpture and strip-mall signage to transform the sun-scorched desert of the Western frontier into a lawless, neon, wasteland of sharpshooters and punk rock rogues.

"With WASTELAND, I wanted to approach my art practice with the same unpredictability and hell-or-high water attitude as the cowboys and mavericks on my canvases", says Romeo. "I've always been attracted to the imagery and energy of country Western movies - not just the cowboys, barroom brawls and lawlessness, but also the pioneering spirit and the desire to forge new worlds".

Part street artist, part graffiti artist, part pop artist, Johnny's roots are intrinsically linked to the street art scene of Sydney's inner west in the 1980's and 1990's. Johnny uses the genre of pop art to make bold claims and assertions about history and consequently about both our present and our future.

Considered one of Australia's most exciting young talents Johnny's work is fast becoming highly collectable.

'Wasteland' opens 6pm Friday 23rd September with Romeo attending the opening.

Romeo will also conduct an Artist Talk discussing his inspiration and practice on Saturday 24th September from 2pm.

The exhibition is showing from 21st September to October 15th. This is a free event.

OPENING NIGHT: Friday 23rd September, 6 - 8pm
ARTIST TALK: Saturday 24th September, 2pm
EXHIBITION DATES: 21st September - October 15th

Mitchell Fine Art is located at 86 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley. The gallery is open Monday to Friday 10am - 5.30pm and Saturday 10am "“ 5pm.
To view the exhibition online www.mitchellfineartgallery.com or phone 3254 2297.

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