'Wasteland' | Johnny Romeo
21st September - 15th October 2016
A raucous and rollicking journey through the wild frontiers of Pop culture 'Wasteland’, is the exhibition of new works from Australia’s leading Pop artist, Johnny Romeo.
Opening at Mitchell Fine Art on September 23rd this exhibition offers a fresh new spin on Romeo’s signature brand of bombastic Neo-Expressionist Pop. Blending elements of painting, sculpture and strip-mall signage to transform the sun-scorched desert of the Western frontier into a lawless, neon, wasteland of sharpshooters and punk rock rogues. ‘Wasteland’ channels the acid-drenched visions of US author and journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
The series is an adrenaline-sugar rush of psychedelic acid-drenched hues and graphic gusto that sees Australia’s King of Pop kick down the bar-door of the Pop establishment with his most ambitious and brazen exhibition yet.
Part street artist, part graffiti artist, part pop artist, Johnny’s roots are intrinsically linked to the street art scene of Sydney’s inner west in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
Johnny uses the genre of pop art to make bold claims and assertions about history and consequently about both our present and our future.