Torn By Roman Longginou Opening Night

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REDSEA Gallery Brisbane says
"TORN" by Roman Longginou

Exhibition runs from 6th June - 2nd July

Roman Longginou’s latest collection interprets contemporary Vanitas through a series of charcoal and pigment drawings. Traditionally, paintings executed in the Vanitas style challenge viewers of the transience of life, the futility of pleasure, and the certainty of death. His Torn collection critically and creatively engages in considering how the traditional notions of Vanitas may be re-contextualised and responded to.

Focussing on the destruction of the consumer object, the charcoal images derive from a series of photographs that documented the shredding and ripping of business shirts. Through this cathartic process, several parts of the shirts were torn away, isolated and rearranged in a composition that emphasised both the fragility and delicacy of the material. There is a sense of static dynamism in Longginou’s collection, as pieces of fabric seem to fall, suspended in motion, yet permanently captured in the high contrast of the charcoal on paper.

Roman Longginou’s work now resides in private collections across Queensland. With his skilled hand, this collection promises to put Roman on the map amongst Brisbane’s leading emerging artists.

For more information, email
or call (07) 3162 2230
27 James Street, Fortitude Valley
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By: REDSEA Gallery Brisbane