Ilona Romule

“F” (FEMALE) & “M” (MALE) 2019

Technique: Lithophane (lit from behind of porcelain tiles)

Material and Firing: Porcelain, gas reduction firing 1330˚ C, then polished.

Apart of my Three-dimensional and Overglaze painted Porcelain sculpture, recently I do work at Lithophane technique.


All my artworks are figurative and the figure is at times close to Desire itself. 

The figure-matrix, like the unconscious as described by Freud, acts like a language of Desire. 

Desire as a primary mode for communication expands the possibilities of figurative art with a bold, expressionistic style. 


Love, lust, and desire – both spiritual and physical – are among the dominant themes in the thematic of Desire in my female, male sculptures. 


One provocative aspect of these works is not their imagery, per se, but the manner by which many of them take intimate experiences and translate them into public expression. 

Desire is a complex human emotion, direct emotion, raw feeling… 

But Art is not a mirror…