Nikki Romney - paintings
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.
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