Interrogation by Ricky Romain (2005 oil on canvas 178cm x 176cm £5000)

Interrogation by Ricky Romain (2005 oil on canvas 178cm x 176cm £5000)
Interrogation by Ricky Romain (2005 oil on canvas 178cm x 176cm)
The Conscious and Unconscious Embrace by Ricky Romain. (detail)
The Conscious and Unconscious Embrace by Ricky Romain. (detail)

I would like my work to stand as a lasting declaration of my abhorrence towards torture and brutality, and for the act of buying my work to be a gesture of solidarity.

Working with this subject matter does not come easily, any more than attempting to describe it does, yet I feel I have to face the stark fact of its existence.

It is also hard to acknowledge that we are all living in a time when the cool epithet of ‘rendition’ cynically attempts to soften the realization of how ready the state can be to justify barbarism and inhuman suffering in the name of ‘security’.

Falling, by Ricky Romain (2001, oil and Indian ink on canvas, 198cm x 188cm, £3500).
Falling, by Ricky Romain (2001, oil and Indian ink on canvas, 198cm x 188cm,).
In the Absence of Justice, by Ricky Romain (2006, oil on canvas, 189cm x 156cm, £4500).
In the Absence of Justice, by Ricky Romain (2006, oil on canvas, 189cm x 156cm,).
On Route to No Man's Land, by Ricky Romain (2001, oil and Indian ink on canvas, 180cm x 140cm, £2000).
On Route to No Man’s Land, by Ricky Romain (2001, oil and Indian ink on canvas, 180cm x 140cm,).
Scared Memory Figures, by Ricky Romain (2007, oil on canvas, 186cm x 155cm, £4000).
Scared Memory Figures, by Ricky Romain (2007, oil on canvas, 186cm x 155cm,). Image used on cover of Human Security and Non-Citizens. Edited by Alice Edwards and Carla Ferstman. Cambridge University Press.
Targets, by Ricky Romain (2006, oil on canvas, 183cm x 155cm, £4000).
Targets, by Ricky Romain (2006, oil on canvas, 183cm x 155cm,).
Unsung Heroes, by Ricky Romain (2008, oil on canvas, 150cm x 102cm, £3000).
Unsung Heroes, by Ricky Romain (2008, oil on canvas, 150cm x 102cm,).
The Conscious and Unconscious Embrace by Ricky Romain (2006 oil on canvas 217cm x 117cm. £4750
The Conscious and Unconscious Embrace by Ricky Romain (2006 oil on canvas 217cm x 117cm.)
Manifesto for the Disappeared by Ricky Romain  (2012 oil and Indian Ink on canvas. 160cm x 136cm £3000)
Manifesto for the Disappeared by Ricky Romain (2012 oil and Indian Ink on canvas. 160cm x 136cm)
A Poem for Franta Bass by Ricky Romain ( 2010/11 oil on canvas. 185cm x 160cm NFS.)
A Poem for Franta Bass by Ricky Romain ( 2010/11 oil on canvas. 185cm x 160cm NFS.)
'A broken heart in Exile' by Ricky Romain oil on canvas. 184cm x 140cm. 2008/16
‘A broken heart in Exile’ by Ricky Romain oil on canvas. 184cm x 140cm. 2008/16
Visas and Borderlines by Ricky Romain. (2004/5 oil on canvas 166cm x 89cm £2500)
Visas and Borderlines by Ricky Romain. (2004/5 oil on canvas 166cm x 89cm)
'Ghetto Theater' 2 oil by Ricky Romain. (Oil and Indian Ink on Canvas. 160cm x 143cm. 2008/17
‘Ghetto Theater’ 2 oil by Ricky Romain. (Oil and Indian Ink on Canvas. 160cm x 143cm. 2008/17
Ghetto Theater 2 detail by Ricky Romain.
Ghetto Theater 2 detail by Ricky Romain.
'In the land of the Blind' by Ricky Romain. oil in canvas 177cm x 107cm. 2008/17
‘In the land of the Blind’ by Ricky Romain. oil in canvas 177cm x 107cm. 2008/17

 

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