Renato Grome’s work explores perception, often from the perspective of an outsider looking in.
“I look at the world surrounding me with an out-of-body-vision, as though my eyes are outside their sockets, outside of my head, with a 360º vision.”
Grome is internationally known for his intensive flower photographs produced through his fully analogue technique using positive film and RA4 hand-printing, attaining a reversal of reality. The positive is the negative. This inverse technique creates surreal intense colours, making iconic images both seductive and darkly disquieting.
Renato Grome likes to create a device specifically to carry forward his visual story, this can be a custom built technical rig or a small set, these are deeply interconnected with telling the story, and is their sole mechanical purpose. Grome varies his photography techniques from film, pin-hole cameras, high-res digital format, low-res digital format, and custom-made lenses.
Renato Grome has exhibited in private galleries and public art institutions in Bologna, Boston, Istanbul, Melbourne, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, Trieste and Verona.