This work attempts to develop the symbolic resonance of the filmstrip. It is used in a metaphorical way to represent the passing of time, and the suspension of events in time. These ‘pictures’ or momentary flashes of recollection, can become blurred when trying to recapture them clearly. To denote this ambiguity each image is abstracted and pared down, as if they are memories on the point of fading.

 

 

Whispering, by Ricky Romain (2007, oil on canvas, 165cm x 140cm., £4500).
Whispering, by Ricky Romain (2007, oil on canvas, 165cm x 140cm.,).
'Protecting' by Ricky Romain from the 2007 'Newsreel' Series. oil on canvas 168cm x 148cm
‘Protecting’ by Ricky Romain from the 2007 ‘Newsreel’ Series. oil on canvas 168cm x 148cm
Soft Hands, by Ricky Romain (2007, oil on canvas, 168cm x 155cm, £4500).
Soft Hands, by Ricky Romain (2007, oil on canvas, 168cm x 155cm,).
Group, by Ricky Romain (2008, oil on canvas, 175cm x 160cm, £4500).
Group, by Ricky Romain (2008, oil on canvas, 175cm x 160cm,).
Passing Resemblance in the Midst of Conflict, by Ricky Romain (2007, oil on canvas, 165cm x 107cm, £2500).
Passing Resemblance in the Midst of Conflict, by Ricky Romain (2007, oil on canvas, 165cm x 107cm,).
Contained Voices in Shadow, by Ricky Romain (2007, oil on canvas, 178cm x 150cm, £3750).
Contained Voices in Shadow, by Ricky Romain (2007, oil on canvas, 178cm x 150cm,).
 Without Power, Without Voice,  by Ricky Romain (2005 oil on canvas 198cm x 178cm Private Collection)
Without Power, Without Voice, by Ricky Romain (2005 oil on canvas 198cm x 178cm Private Collection)
Passing Resemblance in the midst of conflict. by Ricky Romain. (2007 oil and Indian ink on canvas 165cm x 107cm £2500)
Passing Resemblance in the midst of conflict. by Ricky Romain. (2007 oil and Indian ink on canvas 165cm x 107cm)
'Point of Departure' by Ricky Romain. oil on canvas. 300cm x 200cm. 2001/2
‘Point of Departure’ by Ricky Romain. oil on canvas. 300cm x 200cm. 2001/2
'Point of Arrival' by Ricky Romain. oil on canvas. 2001/2. 240cm x 185cm
‘Point of Arrival’ by Ricky Romain. oil on canvas. 2001/2. 240cm x 185cm

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