Rock Is Dead

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ROCK IS DEAD, the new series from internationally acclaimed Australian Pop artist Johnny Romeo, is a colourful homage to the essence of rock’n’roll.







Carrying the torch of Pop provocateurs like Mel Ramos and Jeff Koons, Romeo juxtaposes punchy cultural commentary with exuberant, absurdist imagery to cleverly subvert rock music tropes and critique the slow death of rock’n’roll in our cultural landscape. 

Romeo’s frenetic works lament the bygone era of rock’s heyday, while recalling the thrilling, larger-than-life spirit that made icons such as Freddie Mercury and Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ such enduring forces in music. 

ROCK IS DEAD is a darkly humorous slice of potent Kitsch Pop that explores shifting musical tides through the artist’s unique personal lens, reflecting a world where the danger and fury of rock’n’roll is dying but refuses to fade away. 

Johnny Romeo created for Music On Walls a playlist of songs that inspired ROCK IS DEAD : 


Johnny Romeo
New Paintings
4 - 26 August 2018
Linton & Kay Galleries, 
Perth, Australia