BIOGRAPHY

 

Romulo Royo was born in Zaragoza (Spain). His work is exhibited since 2000 and is present in several private collections, foundations and museums.

Between 1995 and 1999 makes illustrations for Norma Editorial. His work is published internationally in covers of novels and comic books for publishers, Eura (Italy), Rad Moskbay (Russia), Bastei (Germany).

In 1997, during this stage combines illustration with paint. Creates Group 3 along with Yago Mateo and Raul Navarro. The group is known for its performances and releases, questioning national art circuits of that time.

In 1998, exhibits alone in the Meta project that travels around Valencia, A Coruña (Spain) Verona, Milan (Italy) Frankfurt (Germany) and Tokyo (Japan).

In 1999 Romulo Royo exhibits his work at the Pablo Serrano Museum, Museo Provincial de Huesca and Teruel Museum. His work begins to see published in various art magazines as Trebede, Bonart, Exit, or journal Lapiz Mu among others.

In 2000 Group 3 is dissolved and Romulo Royo takes his solo career. From this moment his work is exhibited in major private galleries, foundations, Museums and International Exhibitions, like Art Forum Berlin, FIAC, Los Angeles Art Show, ARCO Madrid, GIGE Beijing China, ART International Istanbul, ART Wynwood, …

In 2002 and 2003 American Express orders limited edition lithographs and in 2005 makes Perpetual Present, a folder with limited edition lithographs.

In 2006 undertakes a trip to Moscow where he works with Luis Royo, in Medvedev dome of 24 meters in diameter. Dome, a book of the process is published.

Between 2007 and 2009 carries out some of his best-known series as Siamese or Metal-Skin that consists of paintings, sculptures, installations and technological means. Those can be seen in places like the Metelkova Museum, Can Framis Museum, the X Biennial Martínez Guerricabeitia Foundation at the Museum of the City of Valencia, Fran Daurel Foundation, Maeztu Museum Estella, The 4th Biennial of Contemporary Art of Moscow, National Metelkova Museum of Slovenia …

Bio2In 2009 one of his works Blackened Times that begins with a presentation at the XXV Biennale of Alexandria in the Museum of Alexandria to roam later by different countries.

This year, The Alcort Foundation commissiones a sculpture that adds to its collection within it gardens.

This same year the universe of Malefic Time begins with Luis Royo. The project brings together several books with paintings and illustrations of international circulation; Novels; Sculptures made by the company Yamato (USA), Nocturna (Spain); mangas and merchandising such as calendars, published by Pyramid (Great Britain), Sellers Publishing (USA), videos etc …

In 2010, Spectrum XVIII, The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Is published the work titled “llegará el día” like others published.

From 2011 to 2013 he exhibits at the Santa Monica Center accompanied by an edition of the book On-Off and in galleries like the Miguel Marcos gallery of Spain, MDA of Sweden gallery, La Fnac, that moves by distinguished cities, Schwalbe 54. gallery in Frankfurt, etc. And his work is also shown in numerous fairs, such as Arco Madrid fair, which exhibits regularly from 2012 to 2016.

From 2014 to 2016 he made the series “Goddesses of Nibiru”

In recent exhibitions his works have been taught at: Kavachnina Contemporary gallery in Miami, Miguel Marcos Gallery, Champaka Gallery in Brussels and his works are first auctioned at well known auction houses such as Christie’s Paris, Ketterer Kunst, Munich, Galartis Switzerland Or the Organized by The Womanity Foundation. Auction made by the well-known Simon de Pury. In it participated prestigious galleries like Gagosian, Miguel Marcos and Aquavella among others. Also in Fairs like Context Art Miami, Gige Beijing China, ART International Istanbul among others.

From 2012 to 2016 are published the three books of the trilogy of Malefic Time (Apocalypse, 110 Katanas and Akelarre) of international circulation translated into more than eight languages. Edited by Cross Cult (Germany), Bragelonne (France), Editorial Norma (Spanish and English), Rizzoli Lizard (Italy), Azbuka (Russia) …

BIBLIOGRAPHY AND ARTIST’S  BOOKS

VIDAPERRA (1999). Portfolio art, edited by Cave Canem.

PROHIBITED BOOKS (1999). Volume 1, work with Luis Royo, edited by Norma editorial.

GRAN ENCICLOPEDIA ARAGONESA 2000 (2000) Group 3, by Manuel Pérez-Lizano, edited by the Government of Aragon.

PERPETUO PRESENTE (2005). Group of lithographs of 56 x 76 cm luxury edition, limited edition.

DOME (2007). Edition in rustic and boards, work with Luis Royo, edited by Norma editorial.

BARAJA I CHING – Dead Moon. I work with Luis Royo. Edited by Norma editorial.

DEAD MOON (2009). Work with Luis Royo. Edition in rustic and board, edited by Norma editorial.

BLACKENED TIMES (2009). Text by Manuel Romero. Edited by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID).

VIDENCIA, VELAMIENTO, CEGUERA (2009). Text by Fernando Castro Flórez. Edition in rustic and board, edited by the Alcort Foundation.

SIAMESES (2009) Resistant and Siameses … through Rómulo Royo with text by Gloria Bosch. Edition in board, edited by Laberinto Gris.

DEMONS (2011), Portfolio art, luxury edition, limited edition, Luis Royo & Romulo Royo. Edited by Laberinto Gris.

Against NATURA (2010). Participating critics Glória Bosch, Maria de Corral, José Miguel Cortés, Rafael Doctor, Fernando Francés, Magda Belloti Gallery, Galeria Moises Pérez de Albéniz, Rosa Santos Gallery, Senda Gallery, T20 Gallery. Curated by Joan Gil i Gregorio. Edited by Martínez Guerricabeitia Foundation.

Novel “CODEX APOCALYPSE” and manga “SOUM” from the series Malefic Time (2012 – 2013)

PLENILUNIO and ECOS DEL IRKALLA, (2014 and 2016) edited by Nosolorol.

From the MALEFIC TIME series, three books are entitled: APOCALYPSE, 110 KATANAS and AKELARRE (2012-2016), International Crop by Cross Cult (Germany), Bragelonne (France), Editorial Standard (English and Spanish), Rizzoli Lizard ), Azbuka (Russia) … is distributed internationally in other countries.

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