"Considered Australia’s leading Pop artist, Romeo is spearheading the global Neo-Expressionist Pop movement with his electrifying collision of rock’n’roll swagger, comic book aesthetics and street art. "
Described by GQ Magazine Australia as ‘part punk, part pop’, Romeo’s works are explosive sugar rushes of Technicolour imagery and urban grittiness that are turning heads worldwide.
Armed with tongue-in-cheek humour and razor-sharp social commentary, Johnny Romeo explores the influence of celebrity icons and brand-name heroes on our contemporary identity. Romeo approaches his art-making practice like a television, broadcasting colourful Postmodern visions that seek to re-contextualise and make sense of the daily cacophony of images, ads and memes that we are bombarded with in our Pop-obsessed culture.
Romeo has graced a number of prominent publications such as the Sydney Morning Herald, Vogue, Australian Art Review, Artist Profile and No Cure Magazine. Television features include the ABC 7:30 Report, Foxtel’s STVDIO, and the ABC documentary 'Conquest Of Space: Science Fiction & Contemporary Art’, written and hosted by renowned art critic Dr Andrew Frost.
As one of the most exciting names in Pop art today, Romeo’s works are highly sought-after globally, and are held in prominent Australian and international public and private collections. He has embarked on many illustrious projects alongside the likes of leading US snowboarding company Gilson Boards, American punk band Blink 182 and Lexus Australia.