The featured work is ‘Scarlet Flight’. It is one of the latest works by Romany Mark Bruce. This new collection was meaningful indeed. The embedded narrative emerged from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, which surrounded the artist during a precarious creative, and physical journey. Suddenly, the artist re-took command of his brushstrokes as he was unraveling the nature of being. In so doing, his masterly pictorial qualities embodies fragments of the natural world.
About the Artist
Romany Mark Bruce was born in Ireland 1960 and came to England in 1978 to study law. After living in Dallas, Texas, he settled in London, moving to Brighton in 1989.
Romany developed an interest in photography, in particular photographing modern building, and quite by chance was given the opportunity to try his hand at sculpting. He had his first exhibition in the Brighton Festival in 1992.
His sculptures, modelled in clay, and cast in bronze or cold-cast bronze resin have ranged from statuesque indoor torsos to heroic outdoor landmarks and mainly inspired by the human form. In later years he developed his style to deconstruct the human form, including the use of shattered windscreen glass to explore the space and light around the form. He started exhibiting his work in the Brighton Festival and success led him to give up a career as a solicitor.
His sculptures have been acquired by collectors worldwide, from countries including the USA, Australia, Hong Kong and the Middle East, and all over Europe.
In 2002 Romany started to paint, and had his first solo exhibition six months later, the first sale being to a visitor from Colorado in the USA. Again his paintings have been sought by collectors all over the world
Romany has for many devoted much of his time to fund-raising for HIV charities and is a Trustee of the Sussex Beacon, HIV/Aids Care Centre in Brighton.