Ernesto Romano is an Italian artist living and working in London. His practice involves the use of medical records like X-rays and photographs of his body.
The Series in the Eye of the Beholder combines macro photography of eyes and flowers creating a whirlwind of colour and pattern. The flower gently blossoms into a colourful iris, perhaps commenting on rebirth and identity. The images also remind us of black holes, supernova explosions and planetary nebulas! They remind us to reconnect with nature
and in particular, these works remind me of fractals and the Mandelbrot set.
He embellishes his works often with glitter, gold leaf or diamond dust and has been working on his first sculpture: his own brain. This project has been possible through the help of UCL. An MRI of his brain has been converted into a 3D file with the software Freesurfer. This file was then 3D printed and a mould created to replicate his brain.