‘No One Gets Out of Here Alive’, the latest series from Johnny Romeo, is both an elegy and homage to Hollywood. The works see the artist drawing on his deep love for music and film to explore the darker underpinnings of fame. Appropriating iconic images of Jimi Hendrix, James Dean, Jim Morrison and Bruce Lee, these portraits engage our fascination with tragic modern day legends. Johnny Romeo has created a series that melds the colourful chutzpah of Pop, the swagger of rock’n’roll and the bleak introspection of the Blues. The works form a seductively grim vision of Hollywood, of a place where the lure of fame is all consuming, a place where no one gets out alive.

Johnny Romeo’s ‘No One Gets Out of Here Alive’ series will be part of The Homage to Hollywood Group Show @ 19Karen, Gold Coast, Australia. December 1st – 22nd, 2012.

Opening Night: Saturday 1st December 2012 – 6-8pm.

Any enquires concerning Johnny Romeo’s “No One Gets Out Of Here Alive’ series can be made directly through 19Karen (info@19karen.com.au) or by calling the gallery on +61 7 5554 5019.

November 21, 2012