Nikki Romney - paintings

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WARNING: 

Some graphic content.

SONG - new series

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

Above is the first one to be finished, based on 'Take me to church' by Hosier.

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TAKING TIKANGA TO THE WORLD - SOLD

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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.

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THE DANCER   700 x 550

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

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MOB RULE   700 x 550 - SOLD

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.

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THE SELFIE - SOLD

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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 a reference to the reality of coalition politics ... even the strongest leader's hands can be tied. 

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ORIGINS

Four religious leaders, all representing organisations which demean, marginalise or suppress women. But where do these guys come from, and where would they be without us?

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THE THREE BITCHES  - SOLD

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MAKE BELIEVE - NFS

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JACINDA - THE WEEPING MADONNA - SOLD

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SONNET 116 - SOLD

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ELUTHARIA - SOLD

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FEAR - SOLD

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LILITH - SOLD

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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.

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ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE   1100 x 550 - SOLD

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

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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.

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THE SAD SUNFLOWER   550 x 440

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BINDINGS - SOLD

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THE INSUBORDINATE WIFE - SOLD

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THE INSUBORDINATE WOMAN - SOLD

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LET ME BE - SOLD

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5.5 TRILLION DEGREES CELSIUS - SOLD

My take on the big bang theory ... science says that 5.5 trillion degrees Celsius is the point at which life begins (based on experiments using the Hadron Collider, and credited with exploding the "God" creation myth).

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THE MUSE - SOLD

A work intended as a study showing the creative and drawing process ... I intended it to stay unfinished.  An art lover was so taken with the work that she had to have it as is.