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b. 1985 in Rome, Italy; lives and works in London
Romana Londi’s practice lives on the outskirts of painting, installation and performance. Her work explores the phenomenology of the material that foregrounds the experience of viewing, acknowledging each spectator’s individual relation to time, space and of the visual perception of the work. Overriding themes of the physical and the virtual, cause and effect, chance and memory binds each of her painting series into a catalogue of contradictory, and ultimately human perceptions.
“The Self Exposed paintings darken or lighten in response to the character and intensity of light, most notably ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is present in sunlight, allowing them to be in perpetual dialogue with their surrounding and evolve according to the time of day, season, temperature. Utterly vulnerable to the installation space, they will breath ever-changing lives and will never be experienced the same way twice inviting the spectator to engage with the present in its specific time and space based authentic qualities and value.
An important feature of the Self Exposed series is the role played by color, an optical illusion, as a vehicle to express the uniqueness of individual human experience and the paradox of communication. In body language, color is associated with emotion (colors are used to conjure an infinite array of feelings –blushing, having the blues, paling) and yet, it is through color that we are exposed to the limits of language.