The sentimentality of a moment on old family photos has always strongly attracted my attention. There is something magical about a moment frozen in time, precisely because it evokes in me a specific time code I have forgotten about. I have decided to become aware of these old photographs and give them a new chance in order to explore the time and family I belong to.
The canvases, painted from photographs, tell stories of my family captured in special moments, each like one special small spectacle, such as a wedding, funeral, pig slaughter. These special moments are often the only events in villages that leave a certain trace in our memories. All these events evoke in me a certain kind of spectacle that cannot be compared to the cultural, numerous events that developed cities can offer. But precisely because they are so rare, such rural moments gain some kind of cultural intimate atmosphere that can even be compared to a certain gallery, or some other cultural event. My sense of belonging is often accompanied by a feeling of nostalgia around people who seem to exist trapped in some other parallel universe, but also live in this one.
Mario Romoda was born 15.04.1987 in Vukovar . He grew up on the island Njivice where he attended elementary school . School of Applied Arts , Textile and Design and writes and ends in Osijek . In Zagreb in 2006 he decide direction in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts . He graduated in the class of Zoltan Novak 2012. He had four solo and many group exhibitions . He lives and works in Zagreb
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.