Romina Ressia is a multi-awarded fine art photographer from Argentina. Ressia was born in 1981, in Azul, a small town near the capital city of Buenos Aires. Her works are influenced by fashion photography, surrealism and a classical style, which she uses to present modern issues. She is known for anachronism in her photography.
She has received numerous awards for her work. In 2015, she was the recipient of the International Photography Awards third prize and in the same year she was awarded the second prize at Prix De La Photographie Paris in two categories. In 2014, Ressia was selected for the second and third prize in three categories, at the same event in Paris. In 2014, she also received the third prize at Photo Annual Awards for her work Pop-Corn.
She is represented by Arusha Gallery in Edinburgh, and various other galleries in more than twenty countries. Her captivating photographs, inspired by the old masters of the fourteenth to seventeenth century, from Raphael to Vermeer and Rembrandt, fuse past and present. They present classically beautiful female figures clad in period costumes and modern accessories.
Bubble Gum is inspired by the fact that despite technological and human progress, a certain nostalgia manifests itself towards the period where products were more natural and produced using traditional craft techniques.
The artist raises the following question here: “how would someone from the Renaissance period behave in today’s society?”