Biography

Biography

John Romi

Founder of The Cuneiformism Art Style

Contemporary American-Swedish artist John Romi is the founder of Cuneiformism, a unique style he has been working to hone since 2004. Initially creating figurative canvases, Romi has transitioned to abstract imagery and incorporates calligraphy and logo-syllabic script into his work. Romi has a unique way of grouping contrasting organic shapes and reinforcing the focal point by employing different textures and a palette knife. This gives his works an unusually vibrant color depth and dimension. In addition to focusing on the variety of texture, colors and geometric composition, Romi places great emphasis on how much energy and attraction his canvases produce.

Shortly after completing his Master of Science in Engineering, Computer Science, Graphic Arts and Multimedia from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, Romi began experimenting with the use of Cuneiform within his art. Alongside some of the foremost scholars in the field, Romi has extensively studied the ancient Mesopotamian script Cuneiform and utilizes correct definitions to spell out words and concepts across his canvases. Romi layers the wedge-shaped Cuneiform characters against a background of pure and bold hues hoping that the beauty and peace of his canvases will allow viewers to escape critical conflict and heal inner wounds. Romi believes in the positive effect of his Cuneiformism canvases. Every artwork is carefully composed to convey a unified theme or perception that underpins the spectacle while allowing the viewers to create their own narrative as they see the artwork.


Education

  • 2022 - Art Business
  • 2004 - Academic Certificate of Fine Arts, Mesopotamia, Art, History, and Beyond, (Freedom Learning Studio) Ferndale, MI 
  • 2003 - Master of Science in Engineering, Computer Science, Graphic Arts and Multimedia. The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • 2001 - Academic Certificate of Fine Arts, ABF Stockholm, Sweden

Exhibitions

Art exhibitions in Europe and the U.S, among them:

  • 2024 - treat gallery "Brand: New" Exhibition.
  • 2024 - Masur Museum of Art - Invitation to Exhibit.
  • 2023 - 2024 - Sasse Museum of Art - Invitation to Exhibit.
  • 2023 - 2024 - Natural Elements at Blue Line Arts in Roseville California.
  • 2023 - 2024 - YICCA INTERNATIONAL CONTEST OF CONTEMPORARY ART.
  • 2023 - Teravarna Art Gallery - Winner of the HONORABLE MENTION AWARD in the "6th COLOR" art competition.
  • 2023 - Yavapai College Art Gallery - Sonic Expressions: Art + Music.
  • 2023 - Gallery Andrea - Invitation to Exhibit.
  • 2023 - ROME INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2023 – 7th edition, Rome, Italy.
  • 2023 - NYC PHOENIX ART - Invitational Solo Exhibition.
  • 2022 - EA Art Gallery MI, U.S - Representation.
  • 2019 - Mesopotamia Art Gallery MI, U.S.
  • 2017 - Curator and participant artist of the International Cultural Day, Troy Public Library
  • 2010 - AKITU Art Exhibition, Mesopotamia Art Gallery, April 1-30, 2010
  • 2008 - Curator and participant artist of the Cultural Week, Madonna University
  • 2007 - Art Consultant, (The Contemporary Art Exhibition) at the Katzen Museum, Washington, D.C.
  • 2007 - Art Consultant, (Enduring Spirit) Art Exhibition at the Museum of New Art, Pontiac, MI, Aug. 23 - Sept.15, 2007
  • 2007 - AKITU Art Exhibition, Mesopotamia Art Gallery, April 14 – June 16, 2007
  • 2005 - Christmas and New Year art show, Mesopotamia Art Gallery, Dec. 14, 2005
  • 2005 - Tammuz Revival art exhibition, Mesopotamia Art Gallery, July, 22, 2005
  • 2005 - Ancient Artists' Masterpieces art exhibition, Mesopotamia Art Gallery, April 22, 2005
  • 1999 - Eyes Art Exhibition at Dimensions Art Gallery, Metro-Detroit, 1999
  • 1996 - Södermalm's Annual Art Exhibition, 1996
  • 1995 - Youth, collective artist of Stockholm south, 1995

 

Publications

  • 2023 - John Romi at Its Liquid’s Rome International Art Fair
  • 2023 - Voyage LA - Interview
  • 2022 - Muse Daily - Interview
  • 2020 - CUNEIFORMISM - EA Art Gallery
  • 2020 - PEACE LIFE ROSE LOVE - EA Art Gallery
  • 2020 - SUNRISE - EA Art Gallery

 

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