Nikki Romney - paintings

WARNING: 

Some graphic content.

SONG - new series

In progress......  a two year project  with a series of works based on influential songs - bringing their words to life in paintings.

The first (depicted above and unfinished) - 'Take me to church' by Hosier

TAKING TIKANGA TO THE WORLD - SOLD

FASHION CRIMINAL  -  1000 x 550

Inspired by tattoo tourism, fashion industry cultural appropriation, and an app designed by the Maori University allowing people to apply digital kirituhi (non-traditional moko) to their images.

THE DANCER   700 x 550

Exploring the dangers of group thinking, contrasting with the joys of freedom.  

MOB RULE   700 x 550

Based in part on a speech by Rowan Atkinson on the importance of freedom of expression, and the need for robust dialogue. At Saligia Studio/Gallery we uphold the basic human right to freedom of expression for all artists.  The freedom to imagine, create and put forth opinions, the right for all to access artistic expressions, free of censorship,  and take part in cultural life – represents one of the key issues for democracy.

THE SELFIE - SOLD

LET'S DO THIS - SOLD

Touching on Labour's promise to put children at the heart of everything it does, with some cool tags by neighbouring children and an obscure reference to the reality of coalition politics ... sometimes even the strongest leader's hands can be tied. 

ORIGINS 

Referencing four major religions whose words within their religions subjugate women .  An irony work - 'where do they come from and where would these men be without women'?

THE THREE BITCHES  - SOLD

MAKE BELIEVE - NFS

JACINDA - THE WEEPING MADONNA - SOLD

SONNET 116 - SOLD

ELUTHARIA - SOLD

FEAR - SOLD

LILITH - SOLD

THE MAORI MONA LISA - SOLD

A tribute to one of the pivotal figures in Nelson history, Huria Matenga. Depicted in a Mona Lisa-type setting, plus modern-day rescue imagery, along with the February 2018 storm that came close to destroying Nelson's iconic Boat Shed Cafe. This references Matenga's role in the heroic rescue of crew of the sailing ship Delaware in 1863.

ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE   1100 x 550

We're all playing a role ... some better than others.

CONSTANTINE   600 x 460

Based on the Obelisk in Basilica Square erected to the glory of Constantine and the Catholic Church. Considering the church's horrific history of abuse, the artist sees this obelisk as a phallic symbol representing the power and glory of men.

THE SAD SUNFLOWER   550 x 440

BINDINGS - SOLD

THE INSUBORDINATE WIFE - SOLD

THE INSUBORDINATE WOMAN - SOLD

LET ME BE - SOLD

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