Romen Gouveia BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College.
Romen creates his unique architectural images using nature and design as inspiration. This results in an extraordinary, multi-dimensional and harmonious parallel alignment between both worlds.
Romen blends traditional photography techniques with digital imagery. His forms have a basis in "fractal geometry". Though discovered in the 17th century, it was only in more recent times that this method took on wider application with the availability of high-tech computer software. Layers of three- dimensional (3D) forms are created using different mediums including mirrors, light, paper, plastic and fabric. The installation is then photographed and the resulting image is used as the base for the next 3D layer. This process can be repeated many times to achieve the final desired image.
Romen’s work probes the possibilities for art in the epoch of post-postmodernism, with the return of art practices to their roots. Romen’s images are created as amalgamations of the elements of painting, such as form, colour, light, textures and space. As the artist says: “The use of technique is fundamental to create this body of work and these images cannot be replicated, neither by myself nor others, as the beauty of my work is created by the natural laws of chance’.