The way of the artist Gloria Romberg lead her via Berlin to Ostend. This place, working place for artists like James Ensor and Leon Spilliaert and an eternal source of inspiration, became and is the place of her choice.
The magical light of Ostend, the scent of the sea, the unique atmosphere of this unique city and the art of Gloria Romberg are a very strong symbiosis.
The architecture of the modern cities and how this could look like in near future is a main theme in her works.
Not only the architecture, even the universe, the environment and ecology are elementary themes for her paintings.
Painters like Hundertwasser, Immendorff and Magritte and designers as Colani are examples of artists with a free spirit. And precisely this is the aspect of the art and works of Gloria Romberg:. She has a real free spirit.
The beautiful strong paintings with lucent colours, the creativity coming from her explosive strength in her paintings are essential ingredients in her unique work. This will appeal to people, provoking reactions, making them thoughtful. Exactly that is the intention and purpose of Gloria Romberg and her impressive paintings, which, although not commercial and mainstream works, are so appreciated by the public and collectors.
More than three years ago, she is now here, along with her female partner and muse, the cartoonist Stella Dewinter, as once"washed ashore" Ostend inhabitants,being fully integrated. And an end of her art can not be seen. This city of Oostend is a constantly bubbling source of inspiration for her art and her free spirit. Or as she says: "From the head on the canvas!"
Written by Sarah Goldberg