Andrea Romano

Milan, 1984. Lives in Milan

Romano’s production primarily comprises drawing and sculpture, sometimes in combination. His most extensive series to date is Claque & Shill (2011‒ongoing), featuring pencil drawings on paper “set” in marble or granite slabs. The relationship that the artist succeeds in establishing between the image and its frame lies in the fact that one is able “anchor” the other to reality, within the progressive dematerialization to which both are subjected when dispersed in the flow of mass media. Drawing is a “weak” medium by its very nature, something that Romano exalts by choosing soppy or sentimental subjects, while the stone slab, hard is it may be, is carved out to the very limit of its resistance. The vulnerability and fragility of the two parts insidiously erodes away at the solidity of the link.

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