Bio

Roman Perona is a visual artist exploring the numinous qualities and capabilities of contemporary image making in the secular West. Perona expands through his research and practice the notion of identity beyond the personal to encompass wider aspects of human life such as the soul, the psyche and the cosmic nature of human beings. This artists is driven by the idea that visual art retains the mystical potency neither to reveal a truth, nor to answer a question, nor to support a belief but, in Carl Gustav Jung’s words, ‘to cultivate thoughts that can never be proved’. His body of work covers portrait photography, video, soundscapes, drawing and performance. Roman Perona was born in Spain and studied his BA in Fine Arts in Madrid and Stuttgart, Germany. He has presented his work at international art festivals in Europe and his short film ‘Paris Vitrine’ was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007. He lives and works in London.