Contemporary Art | India

Artist Profile

 

Romicon Revola a.k.a Romi is a contemporary visual artist based in Bangalore. Trained as a sculptor, she has experimented with a variety of media. Her work encompasses monumental public sculpture, installation, painting, and video.

 

"My work often explores that mysterious, elusive space that lies between the utopian and the dystopian. While suggesting both an intimacy and a monumentality, my approach reflects the paradigm “the personal is the global". I believe that each one of us is a microcosm of the universe," says the artist.

 

Romi has appropriated the stainless steel material, often considered either industrial or masculine, to weave narratives engaging with feminine musings. In her recent body of work Cosmic Bloom: Iconography for a Reimagined World Order she seeks to explore new archetypes or perhaps even revive forgotten mythologies as a response to the several inter-connected and tangential issues surrounding sustainability, consumption, geology and ecology. She references subtle dichotomies while alluding to the power of empathy, resilience and nurture.

 

From 2005 onwards Romicon Revola has installed public sculptures and has held exhibitions in Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkatta, Kochi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. Her work is in various private collections in India and abroad. She is involved in several art initiatives and community art programs. 

 

Important Collections in India:

* One Indiabulls Center, Mumbai
* Health Care Global (HCG), Mumbai
* World Trade Center, Kochi
* Cubbon Park, Bangalore
* Manyata Embassy Business Park, Bangalore
* Hilton Residences, Bangalore
* ISDO, Ahmedabad
* Brigade Metropolis, Whitefield, Bangalore
* Golf Links Business Park, Bangalore
* Kirloskar Business Park, Bangalore
* Brigade Gardenia, Bangalore

Selected Exhibitions:

2019 - The Future is Here - Art & Technology in a Millennial age curated by Dr. Arshiya Lokhandwala, Bajaj Foundation, Mumbai
2019 - Shape of Memories at Veda Gallery, Chennai
2019 - CIMA Award winners show, CIMA Gallery, Kolkatta
2018 - Group show at Art Pilgrim Live, Delhi
2018 - Art Bengaluru, UB City, Bangalore
2018 – Inside-Out, Taj Art Corridor, Bangalore
2018 – Video art film screened at Birmingham Art Summit, MAC Birmingham, United Kingdom
2018 – Functional art collaboration with Aranyani exhibited at New York Fashion Week, USA
2018 – Raintree Media curated show at Project Eve, Bangalore
2018 – Annual Swasti Gallery show in support of HCG cancer foundation, Bangalore
2017 – CIMA awards finalists show, Kolkatta
2017 – Raintree Women’s art festival, Bangalore
2017 – Prism of Nature, Time & Space Gallery, Bangalore
2017 – Swasti Gallery show in support of HCG foundation, Nagpur
2016 – Swasti Gallery show in support of HCG foundation, Vadodara
2016 – Annual art show, Galerie de’Arts, Bangalore
2016 – Small is beautiful, Art Houz, Bangalore
2016 – Whitefield Art collective, VR Bengaluru
2016 – IAGF, Leela Palace hotel, Bangalore
2015 – Stainless Steel art fair, Mahatma Mandir, Ahmedabad
2015 – Art Mantaram annual show, Bangalore
2014 – Eclectic Exploration, show of 30 emerging artists, Kalarasa Art House
2013 – Exhibition of Art Contest Winners, International Creative Art Centre, Mumbai
2013 – Group show of 4 artists, Time and Space Gallery at Alila Hotel
2012 – United Art Fair, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
2012 – Annual Show of Indian National Academy of Art & Culture, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore
2011 – Second Edition of Art Bengaluru, UB City, Bangalore
2010 – Show of Stainless Steel Sculptures, Le Jardin, Bangalore
2010 – First Edition of Art Bengaluru, UB City, Bangalore
2010 – Two person show at Galerie de Arts, Bangalore
2009 – GenNext IV Award winners, Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkatta
2009 - Show of miniature SS sculptures, “Phantasmagoria”, Leela Palace, Bangalore
2008 to 2005 – Executed 15 outdoor and monumental sculptures in Stainless Steel for various public and institutional spaces in Bangalore, India


Important Awards / Grants / Honorable Mentions:

2019 - CIMA Infosys Special Award, CIMA Gallery, Kolkatta
2018 - Bajaj Foundation grant for Digital Art Show curated by Dr. Arshiya Lokhandwala, Mumbai
2017 – Finalist for CIMA Jury award, CIMA, Kolkatta
2013 – Best Sculpture award, International Creative Art Centre, Mumbai
2009 – GenNext IV, Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkatta
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(Artist Photo by Magali Couffon)