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Monday, March 25, 2013

GRINDHOUSE: JOHNNY ROMEO Art Exhibit

reporter: Miguel Dominguez


The Third gallery I visited February 21st in Chelsea after Clampart and PACE (Click on the names to go to their article) was porter/contemporary Gallery, showcasing GRINDHOUSE, a most enjoyable exhibit of the art of Australian Johnny Romeo







Johnny's work critiques the madness of a modern world driven by pervasive advertising, hollow materialism and wasteful excess, exploring the way in which we construct our identities through the idolisation of pop culture and brand-name heroes.




Johnny Romeo is an Australian born painter. His work is critically acclaimed in its attempt to represent a visual type of poetic and rhythmic blending of word, symbol and image.



Johnny's work centres on pop culture, cultural homogenisation, the failures of blind consumerism, media saturation, celebrity fetish and brand name heroes. He mixes pop techniques with street art to critique some of the consumerist sentiments pervasive in society.








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