LUIS ROYO & ROMULO ROYO
FROM march 18, TO june 18, 2021
BEYOND THE FAR EAST
BEYOND WHERE THE SUN RISES
BEYOND THE DARKNESS
BEYOND THE NIGHT
BEYOND THE DREAMS
WAY TO THE BEYOND
THE BOX FROM BEYOND
It is difficult to separate the works created by our authors Luis Royo and Romulo Royo from the idea of riding through them on a long, enigmatic journey, shrouded in hermetic codes, embellishments and messages. Many of these works lead us to an imaginary oriental land, the other world of our dreams, a refuge where we can hide from the mundane here and now of everyday life.
The artists’ new exhibition at Laberinto Gris revolves around their works that portray this fantasy oriental land and the suggestive embellishments that envelop us with their mist and seduction. The exhibition is a collection of sixty pieces that clearly evoke this journey. Around hundred works which provide drawings and settings of these distant places, created with the delicacy that comes from living immersed in this tale of exotic aromas.
The pictorial works traced with hazy lines succeed in steeping us, too, in these worlds and works are also included that have been reproduced and published in the artists’ books on this theme in previous years. KOMOREBI, the name given in Japanese to the light filtering through the leaves of trees in a thick forest, has inspired us to capture and seek out this light in the part of their production which pulsates with the dreamy character and timeless tale portrayed in their works.
In this exhibition we have brought them together under this title. El Sueño de Luna, Dead Moon Serie Epilogue, Musardu - Goddesses of Nibiru Serie, Lunas Soldier, La Hechicera, Dead Moon Serie Epìlogue, Marte - Tierra, Nimbara - Goddesses of Nibiru Serie, Dead Moon Serie Epilogue, La Princesa, Tokio 2038, Dead Moon Serie Epilogue.... correspond to this exhibition.
ROMULO ROYO, MUSARDU - GODDESSES OF NIBIRU SERIE.
We leave you with the poem from the front page of the book Dead Moon, on which both artists collaborated, so that its other-worldly atmosphere will put you in the mood to appreciate the exhibition.
Her heart beats to the rhythm of string instruments;
Her arms move to the rhythm of a drum.
She lifts her sleeves with the music starting;
She dances like snow falling.
She turns tirelessly, spinning endlessly;
Nothing under the sun is as fast as she is;
The wheels of the carriages are slower and not even.
The whirlwind can reach her…
Bai Juyi (Tang period) .