Spacejunk Art Centers in France currently has a touring exhibition titled “The New Romantics” featuring the art of Martin Wittfooth (Hi-Fructose Vol. 19), Nicola Verlato (Hi-Fructose Collected 3), Billy Norrby and Jerome Romain. While inspired by the airy, luminous painting style of the Romantic era and the Renaissance alike, each artist differs greatly in his conceptual ideas.
While Verlato presents poetic eulogies with his visualizations of disaster, Martin Wittfooth warns of environmental calamity with his dramatic nature scenes. Billy Norrby references Americana and film noir and Jerome Romain adds a surreal bend to slices of everyday life. The exhibition has already been shown at Spacejunk’s Lyon and Bayonne locations and is on view through May 11 in its Grenoble space, followed by its last incarnation at its Bourg-Saint-Maurice location May 16 – June 29. Take a look at some of the works in “The New Romantics” below, images courtesy of Spacejunk.