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Romulo Royo


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Author Romulo Royo

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95 x 78 x 3  cm
37.40 x 30.71 x 1.18''  inch


Ink, acrylic and oil on canvas.

Format of 95 x 78 x 3 cm (37.4 x 30.71 x 1.18 in)

Year of realization 2008

Signed on the bottom right of the piece.


Published in the book of author "Siameses", page 41.
From the series, Metal Piel, painted between 2008 and 2009, which has been exhibited at venues such as the National Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova in Slovenia, Can Framis Museum and Moscow’s 4th Biennale of Contemporary Art, Fran Daurel,....
The face and the otherness.
A face is an invaluable part of any portrait, an epiphany which can never be embraced. Variations and small differences evoke a certain repetitive disentrenchment where one discovers the power of simulation, which is, together with the efficiency of displacement, where one’s appearance fades into in the disguise . It may in fact be that a face is nothing more than a backdrop for a scene that does not develop, except in the intermission. It is as if there is a permanent metamorphosis, yet dismantling the face is by no means simple, as Deleuze reminds us, one can easily slip into madness. It is not by chance that the schizophrenic simultaneously loses the sense of his face, both his own and those of others, or the sense of his surroundings, his language and its predominant meanings. “Dismantling one’s face – as he affirms in A Thousand Plateaus – is the same as climbing over the wall of meaning, and climbing out of the black hole of subjectivity” . We also know that fantasy governs reality and a mask can never be lifted without taking a bit of flesh along with it. The Other can have the features of an abyss, in the same way that symbolic order is found to be hidden by the fascinating presence of the object of fantasy “We experience it every time we look into the eyes of another person and feel the depth of their gaze” . It is prudent to remember that when the subject gets too close to fantasy, (self)nullification occurs. The art is left as aphanisis . Medusa’s gaze joins together dreams and death definitively . There is no question that the altered face is crucial to the work of Rómulo Royo, who paints as if he aims to evoke the idea, to quote Valery, that what is deepest is in fact the skin.
By Fernando Castro Florez. Art critic and member of the Advisory Board, Reina Sofia Contemporary Art Museum.

Although they appear to be the shadow of the King, as mere decorative elements, Queens exercise great influence. Because of this, Queens usually acquire more relevance than their husbands because while kings have power, Queens have many Powers. In front of power, the world obeys, but in front of the many Powers, the world is transformed.
There is a queen of love and another of panic. There are queens of unfulfilled desires and forgotten caresses, of impossible projects, lost glances, remembered dreams, of secret pain, and of the baited breath. There is also a queen who dies with the full moon and is reborn on the fourth waning of the moon.
There are discreet queens, small queens, and those without crowns. All are extraordinarily influential. There are queens of the common life and daily routines. There are queens of lost socks, queens of blunders, queens of broken nails, and queens of chipped plates, empty trays, disorganized drawers, and a queen of sad smiles. There is even a queen without powers that only serves to console the unsuccessful.
The queen’s crown is not made of gold or precious jewels, but with a touch of night and a few drops of silver. On the feminine heads, black crowns with eyes can be found, with sharpened points of hair, shark bones, scarab wings, and water that springs from a fountain of red lips.
There exists a damned queen, banished from all other kingdoms. Outlawed since the beginning of time, she has grown in solitude and has made herself as high as the flight of an eagle and as scarce as the flapping of a vulture. She moves through all pathways, wrapped in her black robes, confident that one day she will conquer the world. This is her majesty Death.
- Fantastic Art

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