‘The Age of Decadence’ by Romina Ressia

May 22, 2019  16:05  |  News

'The Age of Decadence' by Romina Ressia

Romina Ressia: Girl wearing a Helmet ©

Contemporary conceptual photographer, Romina Ressia, will have her first solo exhibition in the UK at the House of Fine Art (HOFA), London, from 5 – 19 June 2019. This exhibition will feature her critically acclaimed ‘The Age of Decadence’ collection which includes the award-winning photographs ‘Pop-corn’ and ‘Double Bubble Gum’.

The compositional and stylistic aesthetic of Romina Ressia’s works show the combined influence of her training in fashion photography, fine art and art direction. The masterful use of luxurious textures and impeccably structured scenes, captured with artful focus on the women who pose for her, have attracted top fashion magazines like Vogue and Vanity Fair to both feature and commission her works. Her art, which often subverts received notions of feminine beauty, celebrates beauty devoid of the artifice, and for this reason, is also considered a refreshing approach to fashion photography.

Beyond aesthetics and style, Romina Ressia’s art is relevant and conversational. They are essentially artistic social commentaries whose thematic and compositional depth make for an entertaining visual experience. The renaissance-inspired palettes and textures which loom large in her works are often strikingly interrupted by objects of modernity, forcing through constructed dissonance, a re-examination of the extent to which the role and perceptions of women have really evolved in present times.