Welcome to the Exhibition "The Dream of Fantasy" by Luis & Rómulo Royo at the MEAM in Barcelona
We are pleased to announce the arrival of an extraordinary exhibition that will transport visitors to the most enigmatic and magical corners of the imagination. From February 1st to March 31st, 2024, the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) in Barcelona will host the fascinating works of renowned artists Luis & Rómulo Royo under the title "The Dream of Fantasy."
Intertwined Trajectories: Goya and the Royos
Despite the almost 300 years that separate their births, Aragonese artists Luis & Rómulo Royo share roots with the genius Francisco de Goya. The arid and extreme land of northern Spain, its stubborn and sober climate, has left an indelible mark on their creations. Through different aesthetics, intentions, and protagonists, the obsession with fantasy persists, linking their works across time.
Winged, Witches, and Shadows: A Universal Bond
"The Dream of Fantasy" explores three fundamental elements present in the works of Goya and the Royos: Winged, Witches, and Shadows.
- Winged: From the winged figures of Goya to the provocative angels of the Royos, the exhibition reveals a common fascination for dark and mysterious characters.
- Witches: The magical and mysterious universe of witches, terrifyingly presented by Goya, merges in the works of the Royos with an enigmatic beauty, highlighting the ancestral power of the feminine world.
- Shadows: Both in Goya's black paintings and in the enigmatic images of the Royos, the world of shadows comes to life, exploring mysteries, darkness, and nocturnal enigmas.
Masked Travels and Dualities: The Persistent Fantasy
The exhibition reveals the persistence of fantasy through travels and dualities in the works of Luis & Rómulo Royo.
- Travels: From the homage to Goya to the worlds of dreamed goddesses and other cultures in "Goddesses of Nibiru," the Royos take viewers on timeless journeys that explore the sensuality of the hidden and fantasy.
- Dualities: Elements like feathers, tattoos, and jewels become timeless talismans that persist in the works of both artists. Luis Royo, internationally recognized as one of the best Fantasy illustrators, plays with dualities between beauty and beast, life and death.
Persistent Fantasy: An Archipelago of Imagination
Dedicating an entire life to art has not been enough to explore all the worlds between dreams and the brush. "The Dream of Fantasy" shows how fantasy persists in the works of Luis & Rómulo Royo, forging an archipelago of imagination that has left its mark on collective memory.
Don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in this unique journey through the creative minds of two artists who have conquered the world of fantasy. We await you at the MEAM in Barcelona from February 1st to March 31st, 2024, to experience "The Dream of Fantasy"!