Two formal concerns direct Austin Romanaux’s process. The first being the formal aspect of design, craft, and execution. The second deals with hue and palette. Beyond these concerns, Romanaux is inspired by the aesthetics of automobiles, plant biology, sneakers and fashion, cartoons, and the ability to alter, manipulate, and juxtapose different combinations of these objects on a two-dimensional surface. His paintings are replete with contradictions. Romanaux makes the scariest “beautiful” work possible, and he makes the most beautiful “ends of the world” he can imagine.