In my practice, I look to excavate various anxieties, fears, stored thoughts, and experiences by working in the spontaneous and dream-like arena of watercolour, ink, and pastel. The works intentionally express human emotion through facial expressions alone. Leaving out place, these figures could be anywhere, and are interconnected by their emotional world. The intimate scale is used to draw the viewer in and create an introspective space. Here we may awaken one’s subconscious and connect the subjects not only with this world, but the other unknown mysterious world that surrounds all of our human experience. They seek a spiritual realm and are an iteration, a reincarnation, and a hope.
Jamie Romanet (b. Farmington, CT 1978) is an American painter currently living in France. She has undergraduate degrees in Poetry and Geography and received a Post-Baccalaureate in Painting in Florence, Italy. She has exhibited internationally including at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT; Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston, MA; Turn Gallery, New York, NY; and Municipal Bonds, San Francisco. She is represented by Municipal Bonds in California.