2015 – 2016
In her cycle inexpresado# ANHELO (engl. unspoken# YEARNING) the artist Romana G. Brunnauer deepens on the personalties she encounters on social media. She is specially interested in what is not said.
Often, behind private messages there are unexpressed longings. Some dream of a heavenly place, others yearn for past or future times and many see their lives fulfilled with the idea of an idealised love.
All have in common that the object of their yearning gleams in vibrant colours and continues in last instance to be unreachable. In these circumstances, the profane reality disappears and appears mostly grey. The artistic treatment of this thesis created a completely new colour concept. This has its origin in the reduction to the basic colours, like the ones used by domestic printers: primary blue primary yellow, magenta, black and white. These colours correspond with the objects of the mental concept of yearning: lost paradise, past or future and ideal love. Black and white indicate the present reality. The artist paints exclusively with these colours and puts them in layers. The overlapping creates a new, wide range of colours. As a counterpoint she presents works that are reduced to black and white as a representation of the grey reality. With the current works the project inexpresado # ANHELO doesn’t come to a close, the artist continues to work in other facets and their visual translation.
Luz Gloria López Ramírez:
“Every limitation contains a possibility… With less resources art can thrive… With these ideas in mind the artist Romana G. Brunnauer has been preparing her new solo exhibition titled inexpresado# ANHELO (unspoken# YEARNING). She has restricted her palette to the basic colours (magenta, cyan, yellow and black), she has come up with new techniques and with her spontaneous and spiritual way of painting, she has brought to life a series of impressive and passionate artworks. From her beginnings Romana’s artistic expression hasn’t stopped growing, her lines have become more and more rhythmical and free. And though we can see in her work a recognisable artistic language, in her series unspoken# YEARNING we must acknowledge that she has outdone herself, being able to convey what can not be explained with words.”