Nola Romano (New York City - )


About

Continuing to paint on both large and small scale canvases (and wood panels), Romano depicts herself as the model cast in many roles: playful, sultry, wide-eyed, erotic, innocent and active. Nola Romano uses the four seasons to represent man's life cycle, as we grow and return to the earth. Her paintings brim with symbolism and characters almost always accompanied by intricately articulated animals. Twin girls frolic in the background representing our multifaceted personalities, while polar bears, pigeons, furry tails and mud move us through the cold toward love, lust and rebirth. Flowers, fresh soil and wet cement in the backdrop evoke our urban senses. The green clouds in Spring Shine suggests verdancy and growth unless ... the green indicates toxicity.The message in all of these paintings is fraught with ambiguity. Romano shows us at our most basic, prehistoric and primal. Our shared blue print, our internal systems, our animal states.

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Work Selection

Nola Romano - Timespan 2019 
48" round on wood

Timespan 2019 48" round on wood

Nola Romano - Floral Dream Pet,, 2019 
On wood
17" x 34"

Floral Dream Pet,, 2019 On wood 17" x 34"

Nola Romano - Future, 2019 
On wood
48"x 96"

Future, 2019 On wood 48"x 96"

Nola Romano - Dream Pet II
On wood
35 x 14"

Dream Pet II On wood 35 x 14"