mixed media on wood, 60 x 40 cm
The composition blends the organic lines of the sleeper with the vision of the moon .The painting is composed of several paintings on paper which unite thanks to the geometric framework of the pattern of arabesques. There are 4 colors: white, for the moon and the face, black, for the night and shadows, red and gold for the traditional dress and certain stars. Thus, the elements of the body and the sky correspond by colors.I worked with paper by applying colors to it, not words. The pieces are cut and reassembled like a puzzle where the pieces would only have 2 possible shapes but various patterns. We could recreate millions of images just as the limited letters of the alphabet will be able to recreate as many words, sentences and ideas according to their combinations.Thedream can have a mystical connotation, a premonitory character which opens onto another reality. It is a door to the unconscious and inspires creation. By swallowing the moon, a celestial star in relation to the earth, her body and mind make symbiosis with the cosmos through the world of dreams. Her creation, by merging with the universe itself allows her to authentically recreate her own perception of the world.
Born in Manila, Philippines, Dubai based filipino artist Romeo Robis started his career as a graphic designer in the late 1990s after graduating from Technological University of the Philippines – College of Fine Arts. Romeo draws his influences from a wide range of sources: from popular animations and manga, graphic design to contemporary art.
Having worked on a range of media over the years, from acrylic and oil to pen & ink and on to digital art and photography, he developed a personal affinity with human connections and emotions and the oftentimes overlooked beauty in reality, which all of this has greatly inspired and reflected in his work.