Rom Isichei is a conceptual artist whose practice has persistently engaged object and material exploration. He utilizes the varied media of painting, sculpture, collage, and photography, with a leitmotif inextricably linked and continuously intertwined — a consequence of his sustained experimentation, self-direction, and professional development.
Rom Isichei’s compositions often evoke contemplation and engender dialogue about identity and culture, failures and insecurities, less and excess, loneliness, rapture and gaiety, and other emotional ‘gestures’ within our contemporary commune.
Dapo Adeniyi, art critic and publisher of “Position Magazine” opines that Rom is gregarious in his technique, collaging found objects to tell stories that are universal to the human experience with a stylistic colouration that is decidedly contemporary. He has defined a signature of works that is unique to him. His, is one of those you could tell apart immediately you found yourself in a crowded exhibition hall. He articulates the human condition as few others do.
Rom was born in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria. He currently lives and works in Lagos. He earned an HND in Fine Arts from Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria in xx and a Post-Graduate Diploma and Masters of Fine Arts MFA from Chelsea College of Art and Design, (UAL) London. He has exhibited widely locally and international.
His works are featured in diverse publications and included in numerous public and private collections. Rom is listed in “Who’s who” in contemporary Nigerian Art, Smithsonian Museum of African Art Library, Washington DC.