“Change yourself. You see the hypocrisy of trying to change another person.” Roman prefers to draw attention to an issue, rather than make a statement that can be from an egotistical or self-centred position. He works with humour and cynicism, not with a mission of political statement. He likes to keep the viewer on edge, and draw attention to the materials of the object or image made.
By collecting images and text, he builds on layers of meaning. There is a certain sense of immediacy in the way the work is put together, with his mark making reduced to the few strokes of the material he has chosen and with all the layers evident. “I’m not gonna make more marks if I don’t think it necessary because my uncertainty would show if I don’t know what to do next”. Every mark and image has purpose and is carefully considered or edited out, yet there is a sense of spontaneity and play with chance in the drawings and paintings Roman produces.