Medium : Photographic print, signed on reverse. Unframed
Size : 624 x 420 mm
'This is a portrait of my sibling, Talisa, in a bed of marigold flowers. They have always validated my experiences and provided a safe space to express myself. They taught me there is no one way to be queer and this bond we have is something I often explore and cherish in my work.'
With Indian and Italian heritage, Alia Romagnoli’s research focuses on female strength, nature and spirituality. These elements all become part of her subjects, often inspired by Indian culture and rituals. The artist’s primary medium is photography – her shots are often staged to create a unique narrative connecting to ancient rituals and traditions as well as with contemporary culture and social media. While each in studio shot is dipped in surreal, vibrant colours and the settings and costumes are heavily curated, Alia’s body of work conveys a documentary-like narrative and sheds a light on issues concerning gender, sexuality and race.
CREDITS: Special thanks to Talisa Romagnoli and Prathima Ramesh.