Johnny Romeo: I CAN DREAM, I CAN BREATHE, HELTER SKELTER
Johnny Romeo’s I Can Dream, I Can Breathe, Helter Skelter, is a celebration of the restless creative drive to innovate and forever move forward. A special release commissioned by Mission Restaurant, Chippendale, I Can Dream… is a breathtaking triptych spanning 6 metres. Paying homage to his hero Pablo Picasso, these three works showcase Romeo’s exuberant Neo-expressionist Pop style while evoking the spirit of Picasso’s Les Baigneusses (The Bathers) (1918). Brimming with life and urgency, the series bursts at the seams with glorious explosions of colour, humour and a rich, rhythmic linear aesthetic that evokes the ebb and flow of jazz and beat poetry. Romeo conjures the searing moments of clarity amidst the malaise of perpetual motion – dreaming and breathing amidst the helter skelter of modernity.
September 11, 2013